Selling a home should be like any other business transaction, but all too often sellers make emotional or impulsive decisions that cost them money and time. Choosing the right Realtor to market your property and negotiate the sale is the most important step in the process.
MISTAKE: " My friend (or family member) sells real estate."
Friendship alone isn't enough to establish a professionals credentials. Use though standards when selecting an agent, just as you would when when hiring an attorney, a tradesman, or an accountant to handle your taxes. A true friend will understand and appreciate that this is a business decision and will offer their credentials and expect to compete for the listing. Besides, if a problem or challenge develops while selling your home, do you want to risk damaging a friendship or family relationship?
Something to think about!