Some Tips to Remember when Selling

     In today's market, many homeowners have considered "going it alone" and selling their homes without the help of a sales representative to "save the commission." However, once they realize how complex and intimidating a real estate transaction can be, many people reconsider and enlist the services of a sales representative. There are more than 145 steps to complete a real estate transaction. It requires an organized, step-by-step approach that many homeowners just do not have the time, skill or experience to carry out.

     A sales representative provides a variety of services including help in setting a listing price within current market guidelines. They develop a marketing plan, offer recommendations and advice to make your home more attractive and "saleable," and act on your behalf during negotiations to ensure your interests are protected.

     Selling your home is not a simple procedure. It involves large sums of money, stringent legal requirements and the potential for costly mistakes. A sales representative is committed to spending the time it takes to help you sell your home in the least amount of time and for the best possible price.

     A major issue for anyone selling a property is how much to ask for. Although you may have an idea of how much your house is worth, it is important to have your home valued by a professional on its own merits. Be careful not to price your property too high or too low. If it is too high, there is no sale; too low and you lose on your investment.

     Once a buyer is found, you will be receiving an offer that will detail how much, specify any conditions that may apply or be attached by the buyer, say when the buyer would like to take possession, and when the offer expires. As an act of good faith, the buyer will make a deposit with the offer.

     The sale of property is a complex business transaction. There are distinct advantages to having a sales representative who is well-educated and knowledgeable.




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