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Home Selling Mistakes

It’s tough enough selling a home nowadays. Don’t make the mistakes that turned off these readers on the City Room blog of The New York Times:

• "It was a good house, well-maintained. But the bed with the person in it was off-putting."

• "The family dog, long departed, was stuffed and standing next to the fireplace. RIP Sparky."

• "The main distraction was dirt. Although there was the tiny child who proudly showed us the refrigerator full of ‘Daddy’s beer’ just outside an upstairs bedroom."