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Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home

Attention Kauai County Sellers: The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by the ActiveRain online real estate community. In a poll of over 1,000 real estate agents, it was revealed that the top six ways home sellers turn potential home buyers away are:

  1. The home is overpriced
  2. It is difficult to set a showing time
  3. The seller is unwilling to depersonalize or declutter the home
  4. Unpleasant odors
  5. The seller is unwilling to negotiate with buyers
  6. The seller refuses to make repairs

Biggest Seller Mistakes Kauai

I can confirm  confirms that these same findings hold true for homes in Kauai. It is up to the agent to educate the seller on aspects of the home selling process that can instantly turn off a potential buyer, However, some sellers get on the defensive when you point out pets, odors, and housekeeping, so it is a very fine line to walk!

I see this a lot, one time I showed a house where the owners had cats and smoked. We walked right out.

I wish stories like this weren’t common in my line of work. A good real estate agent or broker spends plenty of time with their sellers before their house ever goes on the market to avoid these expensive mistakes.

The “Biggest Home Seller  Mistakes” infographic was create by ActiveRain, an online community of real estate professionals who exchange best practices, write real estate blogs, and get free education from the industry and their peers. I’m proud to be a member of ActiveRain.

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By Julie Black