Sellers Commonly Make These 4 Mistakes

Avoiding these four common mistakes is the key to a successful sale.

Selling one of the biggest investments in your life, your home, can be challenging. However, this process doesn’t have to be full of missteps and mistakes. That’s why today I’m sharing four common things you should avoid when selling your home:

1. Don’t get emotional. This can be hard, and selling the place where you’ve lived and created memories is very bittersweet. Perhaps you are moving for inherently emotional reasons. Maybe you just don’t like change. However, do your best to put your emotions on the shelf and be realistic. You want to be as businesslike as possible when selling your home.

2. Don’t set an unrealistic price. The first and most important thing you’ll do when listing your home is set the price. If you aren’t considering the “what-ifs” then you might set your sights too high and list it at an unrealistic price. This can cause your home to sit on the market longer and might cost more money in the long run.

"The selling process doesn’t have to be full of missteps and mistakes."

3. Don’t hide major problems. A qualified home inspector will find any major issues with your home, even if you try and hide them. If you aren’t forthcoming about known issues, you will slow the whole process down. You could even have a deal fall through if you fail to disclose something.

4. Don’t wait until the last minute. There are many documents that you will be required to have in hand before you can list and sell your home. Don’t delay making sure you have all of these ready to go. The whole process will go faster and smoother if you are prepared beforehand.

If you are serious about selling your home you want to avoid any mistakes by failing to prepare your home for a quick and hassle free sale. Now that you are aware of some common mistakes to avoid when selling your home you can be more confident even when something doesn't go as planned. Give our listing specialists a call at 717-695-3177 or email so we can help you achieve your home selling goals.

Sellers: Check Out These 4 Great Tips

These four tips will make selling your home a breeze.

I have talked in the past about mistakes to avoid when selling your home. Today, however, I’m talking about four things that you definitely should do when selling your house:


1. Film video walk-throughs. This is especially necessary as virtual home buying becomes increasingly popular. This is a sure way to increase the number of views and interactions for your home. Video tours can usually be filmed by somebody who works with your real estate agent, and they are a compelling way to add value to your listing.

2. Make minor repairs. You might have learned to live with squeaky hinges or broken railings, but these can turn homebuyers off. It’s much cheaper to fix them yourself before your home is inspected rather than negotiating them after the sale.

3. Make cosmetic improvements. It may be hard to view your lived-in home objectively, but potential buyers will be the first to notice worn-out carpeting or scuffed walls. A little bit of paint or carpet cleaning can go a long way to making sure your home gives the right first impression.

4. Stage your home. Now that even more buyers are checking out your home virtually, it’s more important that your house appear bright, light, and updated. It might be worthwhile to pay for a professional stager, have a friend with a good eye take a look, or consider virtual staging.

"This is a sure way to increase the number of views and interactions for your home."

Remember that preparation is key! Not properly preparing or pricing your home

is a surefire way to make the home-selling experience an uphill climb. Today’s

homebuyers are well-educated, and since they are able to shop online,

they’re savvy about if a home is competitively priced. 

Selling a home can be stressful and tricky, even for a home seller who has sold half a dozen homes. We can help! Call us at (717) 695-3177 or email us at Our listing experts are experienced and ready to help you get a huge advantage over other sellers.

Check Out My Selling Seminar!

If you need to sell your home soon, this event will be perfect for you.

Are you looking to sell a home in Central Pennsylvania within the next year? If your answer is yes, you have to attend my home-selling workshop at the Colonial Country Club on October 26. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be chock-full of essential selling information.


The theme of this event is how to get top dollar during the fall and winter selling seasons. Traditionally, people think these seasons are not as good for sellers, but if you prepare your home the right way using the tips from this seminar, you’ll be sure to get the most money possible for your property.

Some of the questions I’ll answer include:

  • Can I purchase a home before selling my current one?
  • Is now a good time to sell?
  • Are home prices dropping?
  • What mistakes should I avoid?
  • How do I attract buyers?
  • Should I pre-inspect my home?

If you have a specific question, reach out to me, and I’ll answer it at the event. Click this link to reserve your spot, or give me a call at (717) 695-3177. You can also email me at I look forward to seeing you there!