Real Estate Horrors You Need To Know Before Selling Your Home
Nakul Kongovi | December 30th, 2016
While selling your home, or buying a house, scary adamant tenants and haunted houses are some horrors of a real estate market, which nobody wants to face! But apart from these, did you know that there is much more to these real estate horrors? The most chilling horrors actually take place everyday! The scary decisions taken by vendors to about selling their homes, causing stress, loss of money and even time.
Especially when selecting real estate agents, such horrors are very common. But as a seller, it is very important that you know about these horrors before hand, so that you don’t fall into these traps while selecting real estate agents. Make sure to keep all these points in mind, when selling your home.
Never hire a friend as your real estate agent
First rule of business – DO NOT mix it with your personal life. If you end up with something like that, you are sure to get caught up in an uncomfortable situation when things go wrong.
And the worst part is, you might even have a disagreement with your friend and end up losing him. Selling your home is a lot easier when you don’t involve friends and family in the business.
DO NOT fall for the “sales presentation”
All real estate agents are good at charming sales presentations. And when you meet them face to face it becomes very easy for the agent to win you over with the “presentation” trap.
So, make sure that before you meet the real estate agent with some prior knowledge on what he has on offer, an idea about the local market, and never sign a contract under pressure.
Never select an agent based on commission
The biggest worry for home sellers with their real estate agents is the amount of commission that they take. Thus, in an approach to save money, sellers usually hire an agent who appeals for a low commission. But this is where the problem exists. Because, when an agent charges very low commission, it is not a signal of bargain, but a ‘red alert’ signal for something is wrong.
Ask the right questions and do your own research before hiring an agent, because a good agent will surely make selling your home an easy job for you.
Know your agent
A critical aspect of selling your home is the agent you work with and thus before you decide upon hiring an individual, know about him. References, feed backs, his previous works, what are his costs, a total account of successful and unsuccessful sales etc. And always take care of the misleading sales records, which might influence you to sign a contract which you might end up repenting.
Do your own research
Apart from all the measures that you take to improve the process of selling your home, a research of your own, on your local estate market, its listings and prices, will be of great help. Mainly, this research will help you set up the right price for your home, thus avoiding the effects of over-value.
Take your own time, do a lot of research, ask others and never take decisions in a haste when you are hiring an agent. The entire process of selling your home depends on your agent, and you do not want to go wrong there.
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