7 Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale



So you’ve spent thousands on remodeling and upgrades. Evaluated and hired your Realtor and put your home on the market for sale.
You expected to be in your new home in time for the kids to start school in the fall. Today 175 days later, it still hasn’t sold. And you’re wondering why.

2 thoughts race through your mind:

  • Did I have too many pictures on the walls?
  • Did my agent do everything possible to get my home sold.
    More than likely your asking price is to high.


Most folks have the mistaken belief that their home is worth more than the market value. The 7 ways to sabotage your home sale are:

The easy peasy method not to sell your home for the highest and best price:

  • Don’t insist your agent provide you with the most recent comparable market analysis or (cma) for the last 90 days.
  • You don’t want to see homes comparable to yours that didn’t sale. Or homes that sold and their sales prices. And homes that are currently listed for sale within a half mile radius of your home.
  • Your home should go on market about 10% more than your competition.
  • Your Realtor did not help you stage your home or offer recommendations to a professional.
  • You won’t receive many offers this way. And this is a good thing. It usually means a lower sales price for you.
  • He should not market your home on all the search engines and the MLS.
  • Your home should not have its own unique website with as many pictures as possible.  Of special interest to buyers are pictures of the kitchen, bathroom and backyard.Make sure your agent performs all the steps above. If he does, your home will sell for the highest and best price in the shortest length of time.

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