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Sell Your Home Quicker! 4 Real Estate Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Updated: Jan 23, 2019



At Skylight Realty Group, we’re experienced at selling homes – and we’ve seen it all! So, if you’re wondering about the top mistakes homeowners make when trying to sell their house, you’re in the right place. Check out these common mistakes – and avoid them when you’re selling your home.

1. Not Cleaning and “Depersonalizing” Your Home

Your home is part of you – but when it comes to selling it, you need to remove as many of your personal belongings as possible, and give it a deep, thorough clean. Home buyers want to be able to picture their own lives in your home – not dig through yours during an open house. So, make sure to clean, declutter, and depersonalize your home before showings and open houses.

2. Hanging Around During the Open House

Nothing makes a potential buyer want to leave more than a homeowner who is lurking around every corner during an open house. They want the chance to truly explore and experience your home – without interruption.

3. Not Hiring a Professional for Listing Photos


The National Association of REALTORS® reports that nearly half of all home buyers start the process of searching for a home online. That means you need professional, top-quality photos that bring out the best in your home – not grainy snapshots from your iPhone. This helps capture buyer interest quickly.

4. Not Working with a REALTOR®

We get it – you may think that real estate agents charge high fees, and want to sell your home on your own. But according to the National Association of REALTORS®, For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes sell for an average of $190,000, compared to $249,000 for REALTOR®-assisted homes, and they are also on the market longer than those sold by a REALTOR®. If you really want to sell your home quickly, and for the best possible price, you need to work with a REALTOR®. It’s just that simple.

Contact Us to Learn More!

Curious to learn more about common home-selling mistakes, or need a REALTOR® to sell your home? Contact Skylight Realty Group now! We’d be happy to hear from you, and answer any questions you might have.

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