The 10 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Jan 7, 2016

After years of bad housing news, most of America’s markets have begun to turn around. In fact, the latest Trulia Price/Rent Monitor shows that year-over-year, asking prices are up 10% nationally and are rising in 97 of the 100 largest metros.

With the trifecta of increasing prices, historically low interest rates for buyers, and the approaching summer sale season, you might be thinking of selling.  But even with the latest jump in sale prices, you still need to maximize equity when your house hits the market.

To get the most money out of your home,  it pays to do everything right. Shockingly, sellers make up to three costly mistakes each sale. We’ve put together nine of the most common (and most avoidable) seller mistakes. Learn to identify and eliminate all of these, and you can save yourself thousands –even tens of thousands – of dollars.


Here are the 10 mistakes you must avoid:

  1. Not Hiring A Professional To Sell Your Home – Trying to sell your home by yourself is sheer madness. You need the expertise of a professional. The numbers also don’t lie – home sellers who try to do it themselves often end up taking longer to sell and sell for far less than homeowners who work with a agent.

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