What NOT to do When Selling your Property…

Do not overprice your property. Having a reasonable listing price is the most important step in selling your home.

The value of your property in today’s market is established by comparing it to similar properties recently sold and currently listed. What you paid is now irrelevant – good or not so good depending upon the market trend. Potential buyers may not even view your home since it may not be in their search parameter and those buyers actually coming in will compare it to other recently toured homes that most likely have more expensive finishes, better settings, or better neighborhoods. The only person benefiting from an overly priced property is the listing agent. It is wonderful advertising to have their sign displayed in your front yard for a long period of time, but you would still own your home. If you are curious what your home is worth in today’s market, please contact us for a comparative market analysis known as a CMA.

Do not neglect broken items.

For the most proactive approach, have a recent home inspection report and complete repairs or have items disclosed with the listing agent. For the little items, walk through your property and think about what you have always meant to fix. By not repairing those constant drips in the bathroom or painting over the marks on the walls may turn likely buyers away. It will make the house less appealing, especially compared to your competition. When potential buyers see problems in the house, they may wonder what problems lie below the surface. We can provide contacts for inspections and repairs.

Unclutter the interior and remember curb appeal.

You want buyers to come in to view your home rather than drive to the next home for sale. If the exterior to a house is unkept, potential buyers will likely assume the interior is as well. Do not let a broken fence or railing deter them. Once inside, it is better to have your property look as spacious as possible by removing unnecessary furniture and personal items. You want buyers to envision their own furniture placement without the distraction of too much of yours.

Do not crowd the buyer.

It is easy to become excited when there is a potential buyer touring your house. Remember to take a step back and let them walk and talk with themselves. It will be easier for them to begin to visualize their own furniture in the house and talk about the potential. Answer any questions they may ask, but be sure to let them come to you.

Selling your house is not an easy process and you want to avoid these common mistakes. We have helped many clients through the process. Please contact us if you wish to discuss selling your property.

Peter and Linda Morris

530-330-4300 or 530-330-4301


Carnelian Bay Listing


3595 Lynwood Dr, Carnelian Bay, CA  96140

Offered at $687,000

This home is located next to an extensive network of trails created by Tahoe Cross Country and Tahoe Rim Trail lending itself for adventures right from its door. Hiking and mountain biking during summer and snowshoeing and cross country skiing when it snows. 

For fun on the lake, this home also is located near several public beaches and Waterman’s Landing , a kayak and stand-up paddle board center giving easy access to Lake Tahoe. 

Located in an ideal spot for back country access, lake enjoyment and close to shopping, restaurants, and the numerous ski resorts throughout North Lake Tahoe.

This well built, meticulously maintained home is in a great neighborhood with a greenbelt to the rear and close proximity to extensive hiking trails.

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage, and approximately 2,029 sq. ft.
  • Brand new kitchen with custom hickory cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances
  • Comfortable hydronic in-floor heating throughout
  • Master bedroom suite and second bedroom with full bath in the upper living level. Bedrooms three and four are downstairs sharing the third bath.
  • Fully finished garage

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Peter and Linda Morris of Sheridan Brokers          www.PLMRealEstate.com

530-330-4300                                     530-330-4301

peter@PLMRealEstate.com           linda@PLMRealEstate.com

BRE# 01263573                                   BRE# 01178219

100 Northstar Drive   Truckee, CA  96161

Who are Peter and Linda?

Peter and Linda Morris of Northstar
You may have met us at Northstar Day, Northstar Golf Course or perhaps at the Recreation Center. We moved to Northstar several years ago and believe it was the best move we ever made. If Northstar ever needs a testimonial about their wonderful attributes, they should contact us. We live full time on Bitter Brush Way and you may see us walk the Tompkins Memorial Trail most every morning.

We recently transferred our real estate licenses to Sheridan Brokers. Peter has been selling real estate through Tahoe Riverfront Realty for thirty years and has brokered over three hundred transactions. He is not new to the business, just at Sheridan Brokers. Linda owned and operated Alpine Rental Group for fifteen years and now works together with Peter.

We have seen 18% interest rates, economic fluctuations, buyers markets, sellers markets, and challenging negotiations. Understanding today’s market and closing transactions is our business.

Please contact us discuss the current market value of your home or neighborhood trends. We live and work Northstar.