Failing to make sure the buyer can afford the house

Any offer you receive should specify that the buyer has been pre-approved for a mortgage big enough to purchase your home. Transactions often fall through because of financing problems. ?I don?t care if (a buyer) offers $100,000 above your asking price. If they can?t get a loan or afford it, the offer is meaningless,? says Endres-Fein.

Being inaccessible

Agents love to show homes that are easy to get into. So make it easy for buyers to arrange to see your home. ?If I need to call you numerous times just to get a buyer in your house, it won?t get shown or sold,? says Nelson. Leave a lockbox with a key at your door so the buyer?s agent can get in when you?re not home.