When you’re selling your home, you obviously want to get a good offer within a reasonable timeframe — an offer you’re excited to accept! However, there are some common mistakes that homeowners make, sometimes inadvertently, that can slow the sale of their property.

Here’s the rundown so you can avoid those same missteps.

Overpricing your home is one of the most common mistakes made when selling a home. While you may think your home is worth a certain amount, the market may not agree. Overpricing your home can deter potential buyers, and you may end up having to lower the price anyway.

Another mistake is neglecting to stage your home. Staging your home involves arranging your furniture and décor in a way that highlights your home’s best features and makes it more appealing to potential buyers. A well-staged home can help potential buyers visualize themselves living in your home.

Poor curb appeal is an easy-to-overlook mistake that can slow down the sale of your home. First impressions matter, and if your home’s exterior is unattractive, potential buyers may not even bother looking inside. Simple improvements like planting flowers or repainting your front door can make a big difference.

Failing to disclose important information about your home is another mistake that can slow down the sale of your home. If your home has any defects or issues, it’s important to disclose them to potential buyers. Failing to do so may not only slow you down, but also expose you to legal issues down the line.

The bottom line: Avoid these common mistakes, and you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale.