Brian McKinnon

Brian McKinnon, Sears Real Estate

Buying or selling a home can be a daunting process and one that comes with many potential pitfalls. However, by being aware of the common mistakes that homebuyers and sellers make, you can avoid them and have a much smoother and more successful experience.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when buying or selling a home is not working with an agent. An agent who is knowledgeable about the local market can give you an edge, whether you’re looking to sell your home for the best price or find the perfect home for your budget. Without an agent’s help, you risk missing out on valuable information and opportunities.

Another mistake to avoid is listing your home at too high of a price. This can turn off potential buyers who may feel that the home is not within their budget, causing them to lose interest and look elsewhere. On the other hand, pricing your home correctly from the start can generate more interest and potentially even spark a bidding war, resulting in a higher sale price.

If you’re selling your home, it’s important to hire a professional photographer to take your listing photos. Professional photos can make your home look more inviting and showcase its best features, attracting more potential buyers and increasing your chances of a quick sale.

When it comes to buying a home, it’s essential to hire a qualified home inspector. By doing so, you can ensure that you are fully aware of any potential issues with the property before you make an offer, avoiding costly surprises down the line.

Finally, make sure to get pre-approved for financing before you start your home search. This will give you a clear understanding of how much you can afford and help you narrow down your search, saving you time and preventing disappointment.

By avoiding these common mistakes and working with a trusted agent, you can make your home buying or selling experience a positive and successful one. So why wait? Take the first step today and contact me to get started on your real estate journey.

By Brian McKinnon. Brian is a broker associate/partner at Sears Real Estate in Greeley. To reach Brian, call 970.405.9812, e-mail [email protected] or go to