Biggest homeseller mistakes – survey results confirmed in NW Wisconsin real estate market

Biggest homeseller mistakes – survey results confirmed in NW Wisconsin real estate market

A recent survey of 1000 Real Estate Agents reveals the top six ways to sabotage the sale of your home.

NW Wisconsin: The most common reasons that a house will not sell are generally within the seller’s control according to a survey by the ActiveRain online real estate community. The top six ways that sellers turn potential buyers away are:

  • The home is overpriced
  • Difficult to set a showing time
  • Seller is unwilling to declutter the home
  • Unpleasant odors
  • Seller is unwilling to negotiate with buyers
  • Seller refuses to make repairs

Jean Hedren, Realtor with Edina Realty, Spooner WI confirms that these same findings hold true for homes in the four counties of NW Wisconsin – Douglas, Bayfield, Washburn, and Sawyer.

While it is our responsibility to educate the seller on the home selling process and those issues that can turn off a buyer, some sellers can get defensive about pets, odors, clutter, possible repairs. And, sometimes a seller’s ego might interfere with the market realities. It’s a fine line to walk.

About Jean Hedren: Jean Hedren is a licensed Realtor ® with Edina Realty in Spooner Wisconsin ( and has been a member of the ActiveRain real estate community since 2007. Jean specializes in lake homes, residential homes, cabins, luxury homes, recreational property in Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Barnes, Solon Springs, Spooner, and Hayward Wisconsin.

Data provided by ActiveRain is 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.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.