As a buyer you depend a lot on your real estate agent. You trust him to show you the best properties that are well within your criteria and help you strike the best deal. You expect your agent to be responsive, alert and quick to meet your needs. However, when you hear some negative responses, you certainly feel let down and even cheated. In such situations, it is better to let your agent know of your expectations from him and if this doesn’t work don’t hesitate to look for a new one. Here we discuss 7 things you should not expect your real estate agent to say to you.
1.”I’ll call you after sometime”
As a buyer you are putting in your lifetime investment in buying a house. The least that you can expect from the agent is patience. The agent should hear you out and take down all the details in the very first conversation. He should in fact book an immediate appointment if possible. If the real estate agent tells you that he is busy or that you should call him later, it is sure to put you off and make you strike him off from the list and move on to another agent. An agent who really wants to sell the property would carefully ask for the price range, the area, understand your needs and might also refer you to websites showcasing the properties. Continue reading
If you’re planning on moving to a new neighborhood, you will need to find someone to buy your current home first. Thinking of skipping the real estate agents? Well, of course, you can put your home on the market and sell it to potential buyers yourself. You will end up saving on the commissions that would otherwise go to the agents once the sale is completed. But selling your home on your own can be quite a complicated procedure! It shouldn’t be attempted without being aware of a few things first.
When you choose to go FSBO (For Sale by Owner), you will need to enter into discussions or negotiations with several people. This will include negotiating with the prospective buyer or buyer’s agent to settle on a price that is acceptable to both. Most often, the buyer will hire a home inspection company which will turn even the slightest fault into a big deal breaker just to give the buyer some leverage. You might have to negotiate with an appraiser and perhaps even your bank in the event of a short sale. Continue reading
Are you looking to sell your house for a good price but your marketing efforts not bringing the desired result? Well, selling your house may not always be as easy as you think. There are several factors that can hamper the sale of your house making it harder than you expected. Here we discuss some of them.
1. Your house is not priced right
Placing a high price tag on your home is not going to benefit you in any way. Though you may feel the house is worth that much, a high price will keep it on the market without getting picked up. Continue reading
Your home is a precious gem, and the buyers for it are limited. So how do you go about planning the sale of your luxury home so as to fetch for it the best price and the fastest possible closure? The following 10 tips should help you significantly in getting it right.
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1. Find out the Best Selling Price
You need to price it right, right from the beginning. Don’t make the huge mistake of going to an agent who offers to put your home on the highest price with promises too bright to be true. A fine real estate agent should be doing a significant amount of research before arriving at a price, and that price should be optimum – not too high, not too low. A right price to start with is substantially better than slashing prices later on. Continue reading
Deciding to sell your home is one of the hardest decisions in life. There are financial and emotional implications of this decision and you need to get over both when making a choice. While there are no perfect timings to sell a property you should be ready to wait for the opportunity and grab it with both hands as soon as it comes.
Reasons to sell a house
There could be several reasons why people decide to sell their home. Some of the key reasons to relocate are: Continue reading
As everything is going high-tech and smart, how can the homes be left behind? Whether you are thinking to re-design your house or planning to put it on sale, it is important to spice it up with sci-fi gadgets to make it more appealing. Gone are those days when your home would be unique with a pool or a garden! Today, homes, just like your phone and tablet should be smart. As the scope of Internet of Things is expanding, home owners have plenty of options to choose from. Powered by internet, today’s smart devices can connect to your devices such as mobile, laptop or any other electronics you desire. These smart devices help to make your home safe and secure and also make everyday life more convenient and stress-free.
Here are some smart features that are now being increasingly demanded by property buyers in the US. You may certainly consider installing some of these to make it the first choice of the buyers. Continue reading