Top 10 seller mistakes when preparing their home for sale

    preparing to race to sell your homeIf you have ever sold real estate, you will know that selling a home is a very dynamic process.

    It involves many moving parts and the first best step is always preparation of a home, condo or townhome for sale.

    Here is our Latest Entry in the top 10 Seller Mistakes with regard to preparing a home for sale.

    Brought to us by our “mothership”, the RE/MAX Corporation and Brokerage.

    Here is the breakdown.

    Selling can be very time time consuming and challenging.

    Strangers will look inside of your cabinets and inside of places that you may have forgotten to “spruce up”.

    Heck, a buyer may even offer you less than what you have your home listed for, the “nerve”. 🙂

    Here are the Top 10 Real Estate sellers mistakes when preparing their home for sale:

    1. Neglecting Repairs or Maintenance – a Qualified agent can best advise
    2. Not Depersonalizing – buyers need to see themselves living in your home
    3. Not removing odors – smoke, pets and strong cooking odors 
    4. Refusing to disconnect emotionally – it should be business and not emotional, it should be financial only!
    5. Spot cleaning instead of making your home Q-tip clean.  It should sparkle.
    6. Not showing a rooms property function. Bedrooms converted to offices etc.
    7. Not having enough light – poorly lit rooms can be a turn off for most buyers
    8. Not investing money in updating the house – buyers are willing to spend the extra money for a move in condition home
    9. Ignoring professional advice – look to a Realtor Expert and abide by their advice
    10. Listing Before staging and renovations have been completed – Most buyers will view your home within the first two weeks of the listing time.

    We will come into your Santa Clarita Home or within a home within the Greater Los Angeles areas in which my REMAX Team serves and best advise you on what you need to do to prepare your home from “For sale to Sold”.

    Be safe – thanks for watching and let my Team know when you are ready to MOVE!

    Remember not all REMAX of Valencia CA Teams are created equal. Ask for ours by name, We are the Paris911 Team.

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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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