4 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a daunting process, but we can help inform you about some of the common mistakes many sellers make. Today we’re sharing the top five mistakes to avoid when selling your home, and how to avoid them.


We’re sure you have impeccable taste when it comes to home decor, but one common mistake when selling a home is leaving personalized decor when staging the home. It’s important for prospective buyers to be able to envision your space as their future home. That can be difficult for them to do if you have a unique chandelier that doesn’t match their preferred aesthetic (yes, it’s awesome, but your buyers may not agree!).

It’s best to re-paint and re-decorate if you have very personalized decor. Neutral colors are a safe bet! Make sure to also take down family photos and other things that make the house yours. Edit as much extra furnishings and decor as possible. You want to leave space for prospective buyers to mentally fill in the blanks with their own family and belongings! Keeping this in mind, also take our advice if we make recommendations concerning how you stage your home. The Smith Home Team and Team French have experience and know what we’re talking about!


If your asking price is too high, buyers will be discouraged and you may not have many interested buyers; however, if you list your home at a fair price, more buyers will be interested. And when you have competition, buyers may offer over the asking price. Listing your home at a fair price doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be settling for a lower selling price. In reality, the more buyers you have interested, the more of them will be invested and begin to envision your house as their new home.

These prospective buyers, after imagining their new lives in your home, will be willing to make higher offers in order to compete against other interested buyers. Another important factor in pricing relates to your “days on market”. The longer your home is on the market the lower it starts to rank on search apps like Realtor.com or Zillow. Our team can help you decide on a fair price and a strategy for selling!

Awareness of Disclosure Procedures

Some sellers make the mistake of not knowing the local tax laws, or neglecting to disclose minor potential defects or problems with the home. There’s a lot to know when it comes to the paperwork and laws involved in selling your house! In some cases, a small omission could have large consequences, legally and financially. As a knowledgeable, experienced realtor, I’m well-equipped to help you figure out all of the technicalities involved in selling your home! And I’ll help protect you from oversights that could cause you unnecessary expenses.  

Your Real Estate Agent

Your realtor makes all the difference in the selling of your home. Be sure to find someone to work with who is local, knowledgeable, experienced, accessible, and personable! My daughter and I at the Shelby French Realty team are dedicated to going the extra mile for our clients; we are your Gold Country go-to for professional, personal expertise in real estate. We’re happy to walk you through the process of selling your home so you don’t have to worry about all the technical details! Give us a call today at (209) 303-7637 or email us at teamfrenchsells@gmail.com with any more questions. 

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