The 7 Most Common Home Selling Mistakes


When Selling an Orlando Home Avoid These Common Mistakes

Setting the price on your own- The Orlando real estate market is constantly changing. Don’t think that you can determine what your listing price should be on your Orlando home just by going to Zillow. To come up with the true value of your home enlist the help of an experienced Orlando Realtor. Listing your home for the correct price from the beginning is crucial to a successful home sale. Failure to do so can result in longer than average days on the market which translates into less money in your pocket.

Pricing it too high from the beginning- If your home is overpriced you’ll get fewer showings because buyers looking for homes up to a certain price range may not even bother looking at yours. You will ultimately have to lower the price anyway to get it sold so make sure your listing price is realistically from the start.

Using an unusual listing price- When buyers use real estate search tools, they have to input ranges for example, “homes between $150,000-$200,000.” So if you set an unusual listing price, like $201,500.00 then you just might miss out on a potential buyer.

Overpricing on purpose- If you’re not in a rush to sell you may want to consider waiting to list your home until you are. Some homeowners adopt a strategy of listing it high thinking they’ll get the perfect buyer out of the blue that’s willing to pay a lot more than the home is worth because they’ve just fallen in love with the home and can’t live without it. This never happens! The fact is, the longer a home sits on the market the fewer showings you’ll get, and if it’s overpriced then don’t hold your breath for that fantasy buyer.


Don’t get emotional- Remember, selling a home is just a business transaction so keep your emotions out of it. And never, ever walk around your house with a potential buyer, chances are you won’t have the same taste which can create an awkward situation for the both of you when they make a negative comment about your decor. Even if you get a low ball offer don’t take it personally. You should consider any offer a starting point for negotiation.

Not keeping it in good condition- Unless your home is a fixer-upper in need of major repair, make sure that it looks the best that it can. Having it clutter-free, clean and tastefully staged will go a long way in not only attracting more potential buyers, but also in getting top dollar and selling quickly.

Selling without a REALTOR- People who sell their homes “FOR SALE BY OWNER” stay on the market a lot longer than they should and sell for a lot less than those who enlisted the help of an Orlando REALTOR. By using an experienced real estate agent, you’ll have the peace of mind that someone’s in your corner looking out for your best interests as well as handling any problems that may arise throughout the transaction.

Let's Keep In Touch!

New ORC Form Lead

"*" indicates required fields

Orlando Real Estate hits No. 1 in the U.S. for online searches

The internet is a great way to search for Orlando Realty


According to several research groups, Orlando was the #1 city for online home searches for the second quarter in a row. Potential Orlando home buyers are scouring the internet looking for their own little piece of Orlando Real Estate. “The City Beautiful” is a place that is extremely desirable for young families because of the abundance of family-friendly activities, amusement parks and beautifully planned neighborhoods.

Orlando is also home to some of the top schools in the state. When you put all of these factors together, Orlando is the perfect place to raise a family and it doesn’t surprise me at all that it’s one of the most sought after places to live in America.

Orlando Realty Consultants enables you to search for Orlando property quickly and easily like a pro


It’s never been easier for potential home buyers to  search for Orlando Realty online. By using state of the art property search tools, people are able to quickly and easily search the entire state of Florida for their perfect home. As a matter of fact, many of my potential home buyers already have a list of Orlando properties that they are interested in because they used our Florida property search tool located on our ORC website.


I think that people really appreciate the property search tool because the are able to search for their potential Orlando property at their own pace for free without ever having to contact an Orlando realtor or complete some online registration form that is designed to capture your contact information. Of course, once they find a few properties that they like, they will need a licensed Orlando real estate agent to physically see the properties, but by using the property search tool it saves the potential buyer as well as the real estate agent a lot of time.


Jenny Zamora, Lic RE Broker


Orlando Real Estate Broker

Let's Keep In Touch!

New ORC Form Lead

"*" indicates required fields