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1. NOT PRICING PROPERLY 

Pricing your home properly, from the start, can potentially help save you money.  If you price your home incorrectly from the start, it can end up costing you thousands of dollars and months of frustration. Pricing correctly is crucial to achieving a successful sale and is helpful during negotiations; concrete facts will help justify your asking price.  

2. FAILING TO SHOW THE PROPERTY AT ITS BEST

You may have heard the famous line, “You only get one chance to make a good first impression”.  Although this may not hold truth for many things, it can be very true when you list a home.  You need to ensure that your home shows at its best before you place it on the market.  Things need to be in working order, you need to depersonalize, remove clutter, and clean and sanitize the home before you list.  

3. HIDING THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR HOME

Sellers may be tempted to hide problems with the home but covering up serious flaws, like foundation problems, or mould, could haunt you later. You need to be upfront from the start because a buyer will discover them during the home inspection. At that point, they might back out of the deal or ask you to cover the costs of fixing the problem (at an inflated price). If the issues are serious and are discovered after the sale goes through, you could end up caught in a messy, legal battle