Tips for Selling Your Home – 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Victoria and Dave Ranck
Victoria and Dave Ranck
Published on May 22, 2020

Tips for Selling Your Home – 5 Mistakes to Avoid so you get the highest price and sell our home quickly.

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▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
00:43 – #5 Curb Appeal
01:47 – #4 Cleaning Up
02:25 – #3 Simple Repairs
03:05 – #2 Wrong Projects = Lost Money
04:20 – #1 Pricing Too High
07:59 – Easy Home Selling Tips

We all want to sell our home for the most money and in the shortest amount of time. Here are some tips for selling your home so you avoid 5 common mistakes.

The first mistake is not paying enough attention to curb appeal and first impressions. When a buyer walks from their car to your home, they should be thinking “Wow, this place looks great!”. Make sure your lawn is well maintained and your front door is in good condition.

The second mistake we often see is the homeowner not doing a deep clean on their home. Even the most well-kept home usually can use a deep cleaning before it goes on the market. We recommend hiring a cleaning company to do a deep clean.

Next, leaky faucets, burned out bulbs stained carpets and other minor repair items can cause buyers to think the home is not well-maintained. Take care of maintenance items like this to ensure a potential buyer gets the best impression of your home.

On the other hand, don’t spend thousands of dollars on high-ticket upgrades that aren’t going provide a full return on your investment. Check out the link below to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report to learn how much of a return you can expect on common projects.

Finally the number one mistake we see is pricing the home too high. I know it may be counter-intuitive but setting too high a price can actually cause you to net LESS at the closing table.

And here are 3 easy home selling tips:
1. Put all of the small items on your bath and kitchen counters into small boxes. When it’s time for a showing, just grab the box and stick it in a cabinet. After the showing put iback on the counter.
2. Turn on all of the lights and open the curtains before a showing. Buyers want to see a nice , bright home. And in today’s world it’s safer too if buyers and agents don’t have to touch your light switches.
3. Write a short paragraph or two about shy you love living in the neighborhood or town. Leave it on a counter for buyers to read and give it to your Realtor to incorporate in the listing.

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Remodeling Magazine – Cost vs. Value

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Remodeling project data excerpted from “Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report” (

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