After I published my last blog post “5 property buying mistakes buyers can’t stop making”, reader cobweb left a comment asking me for “5 mistakes sellers make”.

As an obliging blogger, I immediately answered his request with my next post titled “5 home selling mistakes owners can’t stop making”.

I have been to hundreds of flat viewings, bought five private homes and sold four of them. The following is the learnings based on my observations of home sellers and my experience as one. If you are planning to let go of your property, please avoid making these common home selling mistakes.

Mistake #1: You don’t bother to touch up your place.

Opening your house to prospective home buyers is like going for job interviews or first dates. You dress up to leave a good first impression.

Here is a simple to-do list to follow in terms of priorities:

1. Arrange for