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7 Dumb Reasons People Can’t Sell a Home

| May 31, 2018

Trying to sell your home, but no one’s buying? Don’t beat yourself up quite yet—there are lots of complex reasons why a home might not sell the instant it hits the market, many of which are beyond your control.

However, there are also a lot of (to put it bluntly) dumb reasons a home won’t sell, too—things that home sellers could have easily avoided had they made a minimal effort to do their homework and enter the fray prepared.

Hey, we get it: Home selling is one of those things you might do only once or twice in your life, so it’s understandable if you don’t know every nuance of how to do it right. So, no judgments! Still, in an effort to steer you away from these pitiful pitfalls, we thought we’d sit you down for a heart-to-heart and spell out a few no-no’s to avoid before putting your house on the market.

Behold these seven dumb reasons people can’t sell their home—if you commit any of these blunders, that’s on you.

1. Pricing a home based on feelings rather than data

“Oftentimes people who’ve lived in their house for a long time believe the property is worth more than what the market is dictating—and insist on listing it at above fair market value,” says Carmen Bauman of Green Grass Real Estate. “When sellers are too emotionally attached to the home, it inhibits their ability to sell it.”

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