Data provided by ActiveRain.com.
Active Rain asked 1,000 real estate agents to rate the top mistakes made by home sellers.
In order of importance the survey results were:
1. Overpricing your home.
2. Showing availability.
3. A cluttered home.
4. Not removing unpleasant odors.
5. Unwilling to negotiate.
6. Not willing to make repairs.
While I agree that an overpriced home is more difficult to sell, in my years of experience selling over one thousand homes -
The number one mistake is not allowing showing appointments and putting too many restrictions on when the home can be shown.
Contrary to common belief, a buyer can look past clutter and will consider putting in an offer on an overpriced home.
However, if a prospective buyer cannot see the property, they WON'T make an offer on it and the WON'T buy it.
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