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Selling a house is no small feat, particularly in a competitive real estate market. As such, home sellers may be prone to make mistakes if they don't plan ahead for potential pitfalls.

Common home selling mistakes include:

1. Listing a Home Without Performing Housing Market Research

Let's face it – selling a house can be stressful. In many instances, home sellers will want to speed through the home selling journey – something that may lead these sellers to list residences without evaluating the real estate market in advance.

Spending even a few minutes looking at the prices of homes in your city or town may make a world of difference. Ultimately, the more housing market research that you perform, the more likely it becomes that you'll be able to optimize the value of your house.

Take a look at the prices of available homes in your city or town that are similar to your own. Also, evaluate the prices of recently sold houses in your area. With this housing market data at your disposal, you'll be better equipped than ever before to price your residence competitively and boost your chances of a profitable home sale.

2. Accepting an Initial Offer on a Residence

The first offer that you receive on a residence may prove to be the best offer. However, in some cases, the initial offer may fall short of your expectations.

Immediately accepting the initial offer on a residence may prove to be costly. Fortunately, a home seller who understands the housing market can take a data-driven approach to determine how to proceed with any offer, at any time.

Performing a home appraisal before you list your residence can provide valuable insights into a property's value. Then, you can list your house for a competitive price, one that helps generate substantial interest in your house and may lead to offers at, near or above your initial asking price.

In addition, don't forget to consult with a real estate agent. If you receive a home offer and are unsure about whether to accept, reject or counter it, a real estate agent can provide expert advice to help you make an informed decision.

3. Ignoring a Real Estate Agent's Recommendations

A seller's agent is committed to helping you optimize the value of your residence, and this housing market professional will offer recommendations as you sell your house to ensure you that can get the best results possible.

If you ignore a real estate agent's recommendations, you may miss out on a golden opportunity to sell your house. A real estate agent provides housing market analysis and insights, along with honest, unbiased recommendations about how to overcome a wide range of home selling hurdles.

Furthermore, a real estate agent always has a home seller's best interests in mind. This housing market professional also is available to respond to a home seller's questions, guaranteeing that a home seller is fully supported at each stage of the home selling journey.

Ready to sell your house? Collaborate with a real estate agent, and you should have no trouble achieving your desired results.


This Single-Family in Duxbury, MA recently sold for $1,685,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Portside - Portside Real Estate.


57 Gurnet Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$1,799,999
Price
$1,685,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Rare opportunity to own a custom built home on Magnificent Duxbury Beach. Elevated location flood zone X, you can feel secure & enjoy the spectacular sunrise & breathtaking sunsets year round! This home is a one of a kind! Beautiful Open family room and (2nd floor)Master suite,with a walk out deck, offer amazing sunrise and views of the Atlantic Ocean to the East, while from the West relax on a full deck and enjoy the late afternoon sunset above Duxbury Bay's Back River, Powder Point Bridge and Myles Standish monument. Year round living is easy here or use as a luxurious summer home, accented with a spacious two car garage with loft storage. White kitchen with all Viking appliances, wonderful floor plan for entertaining, guest rm.w/private deck, full basement with laundry and exercise room,irrigation,security systems,outdoor shower, make your appointment!

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This Single-Family in Sharon, MA recently sold for $560,000. This Cape style home was sold by Office Portside - Portside Real Estate.


2 Edge Hill Rd, Sharon, MA 02067

Single-Family

$529,900
Price
$560,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
OFFERS DUE WED 5/20 5PM. This PRISTINE full-dormer cape is only 11 years YOUNG and offers a generous open floor plan with all the benefits of modern living. 1st floor has hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen has granite countertops, s.steel appliances, & a stylish coffee nook w water source. Dining area flows into living room with decorative stone gas fireplace. 1st floor bedroom & full bath convenient for overnight guests. Upstairs are 2 front-to-back bedrooms w hardwood floors and full bath in-between. Partially finished basement has family room w French Doors that lead to an impressive ‘old-world' WINE CELLAR. Oversized 2 car garage w workshop area & 2nd floor loft for storage. Backyard fenced w 6' PVC. Enjoy endless summers on the pergola patio w an elegant 3-tier water fountain. Natural gas hookup for your grill & well water for the lawn's irrigation system. High efficiency GAS heat & CENTRAL A/C. Close to Walpole Mall, Routes 1, 95, 24, Sharon Ctr & Rt 128 commuter rails.

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143 Bay Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$2,175,000
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy breathtaking water views from this 3 bedroom 3.5 bath custom built Nantucket style Colonial. Offering sweeping views of The Nook and iconic Myles Standish Monument, this home is the pinnacle of serene coastal living. Fine craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail is evident throughout the house which was built by one of Duxbury's finest. Stunning kitchen has caesarstone counter tops, center island, Thermador appliances along with a custom built pantry. Light filled dining room is perfect for entertaining! Family room has gas fireplace & french doors that open to a state of the art screened in porch. White paneled living room with wood burning fireplace opens to a deck. Custom built bar area has a wine chiller, refrigerator and a built in humidor. Luxurious master bedroom suite with spectacular water views, second bedroom with balcony overlooking the water along with a third bedroom & laundry room on the 2nd floor. No Flood Zone! Truly a must see!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Single-Family in Marshfield, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Cape,Cottage style home was sold by Office Portside - Portside Real Estate.


147 Arnold Rd, Marshfield, MA 02050

Single-Family

$339,000
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Calling All Beach lovers, Empty Nesters & Investors! Renovated Seaside Cape Style Home Designed for Easy One Floor Living. Minutes to Brant Rock Beach, Peter Igo Park, Restaurants & Marina. NO flood insurance required! Beautiful hardwood oak floors, raised paneled doors and recessed lighting throughout. Two sunlit bedrooms and tiled full bath w/mirrored medicine cabinet. Dream kitchen w/quartz countertops, abundance of white shaker style cabinets, stainless steel refrigerator & gas stove. Open layout living/dining area w/skylight, wood beams & ceiling fan. 15' x 10' composite deck w/premier Azek railings overlooks level spacious yard w/room for fire pit, vegetable garden & hammock! New roof, Andersen windows, dipped cedar shingles w/10 warranty, Versatex PVC trim & new gutters makes for maintenance free living. Highly efficient gas powered Navien instant hot water boiler, updated electric, plumbing, W/D & outdoor shower creates an enjoyable relaxing lifestyle! *Showings begin 5/22*

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