YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! Know how much you
owe on your home loan, how much taxes you might owe, what liens you might have
- if any, and avoid any surprises when it comes time to close.
Both Realtors & Buyers know if you’re not
serious about selling your home
. So if you aren’t ready yet, maybe we should
find out more info for you before you put your home on the market
Unlike a garage sale... you can’t just randomly
make up a price for your home
because that’s what you want/need... there is a
method to pricing your home
and even after that it’s still ultimately up to the
market to decide how much your home is worth and how much someone is willing to
Not everything sells the first day on the
market... yes some areas of town might have homes that are in hot demand...but
yours might take a wee bit longer and that’s ok. Before putting your home on
the market we’ll let you know what to expect when you’re expecting...an offer
on your home.
Don’t take it personal if someone gives you
negative feedback. Even the most “PERFECT” home can get negative feedback...
some people are just negative. But... also don't ignore it, if we get continued
feedback that your home smells bad... we'll need to figure something out.
Crappy photos can cost you TIME & MONEY!!!
It’s 2021, homebuyers start their search online and if your listing photos look
like they were taken with a flip phone then potential buyers could just keep
swiping left and on to the next.
Keep it clean! You wouldn’t buy dirty clothes
would you? Or a filthy car? Then why would think a buyer would think anything positive
about a dirty house... all that says is you might be the type of owner who
doesn’t care to maintain a home and there could be underlying issues. Your home
doesnt have to be professionally staged to sell... the easiest advice is just
KEEP IT CLEAN!
MONEY MAKES PEOPLE FUNNY... it’s
very possible that after you sell your first home you could be seeing a check
bigger than you’ve ever seen before. Because of this stress & anxiety
levels could be high. Be sure to have a plan in place so the money is not going
If you’re married, you and your
partner GOTTA BE ON THE SAME PAGE!!! There’s nothing worse than when one person
doesn’t want to sell and another one does. It makes everything difficult and
The Realtor you list your home
On that same note... if you’re
able to negotiate a Realtor down on their commission... and we’re supposed to
be the professional negotiators... what makes you think they’ll be able
negotiate with other Realtors when it comes time to make a deal on your home?
Make your home available... we
don’t need a million people to buy your home...we just need ONE... so every
showing counts... and if we’re constantly having to tell buyers the home can’t
be seen today... they’re gonna move on to the next.
If you think about the sale of
your home like a Basketball game... there’s 4 quarters to a transaction... the
first being when it’s active and looking for a buyer... the second being when
you’re in option period with a buyer performing inspections... the third being
when you’re waiting for the appraisal...and the 4th being when you’re waiting
to close! But unlike basketball there’s no way to know how long each quarter
will last and what kind of surprises will come up. The key is to keep pushing
forward and have an experienced Realtor there with you to be your MVP and get
you the "W".
If you find out during the
“Option Period” your home needs major repairs...DONT FREAK OUT! We’ll talk you
through your options and let you know what the best and most affordable route
to take is.
EVERYTHING is negotiable, don’t be surprised if a
buyer ask for your fridge, curtains, furniture or play-set... Know that
everything could be the bargaining chip we need to make a deal.
WE WILL NOT MAKE YOU HOMELESS...
if you’re looking to sell and buy a new home
we will come up with a plan that
works for everyone. Have comfort knowing we help people do this EVERY DAY and
we're not going to get you in a situation where someone is pushing you out of
your home before you know where you're going!
Every home and every transaction
is different, so don’t be scared by some of the horror stories that are out
there... someone else’s bad experience selling their home doesn’t mean that’s
what you’re gonna go through.
TAKE YOUR TIME before deciding to sell your home
. It’s very rare that
someone wakes up one day and says... “I want to sell my home today”! It’s a big
decision and you should take your time and find out as much as possible before
putting your home on the market
Our company has helped thousands of homeowners just
like you sell their home.
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