Nikki Carter | Orleans Real Estate, Eastham Real Estate, Chatham Real Estate, Brewster Real Estate


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.



5 Standish Road , Orleans, MA 02643

East Orleans

Single-Family

$4,800,000
Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OCEANFRONT in Nauset Heights! 5 Standish Road resides at the pinnacle of properties in ''The Heights'', THE premier East Orleans enclave. Anchored high on ''The Bluff'' above the Outer Beach and Nauset Harbor on private, manicured grounds, the home offers unmatched,unobstructed Atlantic Ocean vistas sweeping for miles, encompassing Weeset Point, Eastham's Fort Hill, Coast Guard Station and Nauset Light; Nauset Harbor and Inlet, and stretching south in one grand infinitely-varied marine tableau of sea, marsh, sand, and sky. Built in 1993 in a Cape style with lofty ceilings and walls of windows, the extremely spacious 3 bedroom home (the lot may support 4) offers over 4,200 sft of living space with ocean views from almost every room. NEW interior ''staging'' photos coming!
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71 Taylors Pond Road , Chatham, MA 02659

South Chatham

Single-Family

$1,599,000
Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Fabulous area! Wonderful family 3 bedroom 2 bath home with pretty views of Taylor's Pond! Lovely living room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace & sliders out to the deck, adjacent kitchen & pretty open dining room! Family room on the lower level! Boating to Nantucket Sound from the dock across the road from your home! Swimming steps away or walk around the bend to the sandy beach on Cockle Cove!The adjacent lot is part of the package!
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Adding a new furry friend into your life can be fun and exciting until you notice that your favorite shoes have bite marks in them. If you've recently added a new puppy into your life or getting ready to, it's essential to protect your belongings to enjoy this excellent adventure fully.

Puppy-proof your home. 

Objects such as shoes, wires, and pillows can be a puppy's playground. Before committing to this addition to your family, it's essential to prepare your home to protect your things. It may require getting out of the habit of taking off your shoes at the door and start putting them inside a closet where the puppy can't access them. You may also want to consider hiding any exposed wires to reduce the risk of chewed up wires and broken electronics. Another area to be concerned about is curtains and pillows. During the youthful stage of your puppy, make it a point to keep curtains off the ground and pillows off of furniture. They can be expensive to replace, so for the time being consider putting them out of reach.

Start training.

As soon as your furry friend comes home, start the training process. Start with potty training, crate training, and simple commands. If you plan to enroll your dog to school to get professionally trained, he or she should already know how to sit, stay, and come. If you plan on fully training your pet yourself, then be sure to educate yourself on effective methods and fully commit to the process. It can be a long process, but it is definitely worth the overall investment.

Set boundaries.

The earlier you start setting boundaries, the sooner your puppy will practice them. If you do not want the puppy in certain parts of the house, put up a fence or start the habit of closing the doors. Be sure to enforce these boundaries as soon as possible and don’t let up on them no matter how adorable those puppy eyes are. 

Let your dog be a dog. 

Having a new dog in the home can take up a lot of time. In order to give your puppy an appropriate outlet for its energy, take it on regular walks, trips to the dog park, and set aside time to play. When you don't make time for your furry pal, it will find another way to let its energy out, and that usually results in something being chewed up. If you're away from your home for a large portion of the day, hire a dog walker or sitter to play with your puppy while you're gone.

Adding a new pup to your home can be exhausting in the beginning, but with the right tools and commitment, you’ll start enjoying its company. If you’re having problems training your puppy, contact a local dog training school and enroll them as soon as possible.



25 Primrose Lane , Orleans, MA 02643

East Orleans

Single-Family

$3,500,000
Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Incredibly beautiful waterfront Estate with a 3 bedroom 4 1/2 bath Main Residence & separate 1 bedroom & 1 1/2 bath Guest Cottage on 1.5 Acres!Far reaching salt water views facing East over Pochet Inlet & Nauset Beach to the Ocean!Stunning open rooms with walls of glass, high ceilings & incredible natural light!Swimming in your in-ground Pool, kayaking, swimming & fishing at the water's edge or deep water boating to the Ocean from your private, registered Dock!!
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