You didn’t communicate well with your Real Estate Agent – How did you want to be communicated with; by phone, text or email? You must promptly get back How to negotiate in Real Estateto your Real Estate Agent when they reach out to you. As discussed above in #10, the same holds true for you.
You didn’t want to leave your home for showings – Staying around for home showings sets you up to be interrogated by Buyers and their Real Estate Agents. Don’t risk being tripped up by them. Get out of the house come show time.
Your Real Estate Agent didn’t know how to negotiate – Real Estate involves the ability to negotiate as you have Buyers wanting to get a deal of a lifetime and you, want a huge profit from the sale of your home. The only way for you to hear music to your ears is to have an Agent that is competent in negotiations.
You keep secrets fromyour Real Estate Agent – Thinking that you’ll keep your home’s “issues” and problems all to yourself in hopes that they’ll go undiscovered, will guarantee greater losses than revealing them at the beginning. Spill the beans up front.
Your Real Estate Agent doesn’t understand Real Estate Contracts – Understanding terms, conditions and timelines of a Real Estate purchase contract are critical in order to guide you. Being inept at this, can land you in a heap of trouble. Do not confuse this with providing legal advice as only a Real Estate Attorney can do this.
You like to make others sweat – Selling a home isn’t an all out, beat down the other party event. It’s more about being amicable. Play nice. After you sell your home, you can go back to making others sweat.
You hired a “yes maam/sir” Real Estate Agent – You should expect direction and expertise from your Real Estate Agent. An Agent agreeing with everything you say isn’t showing you any value. Now is not the time to have a “yes maam/sir” on your side. Sure you need someone fighting for you but it must come with Real Estate expertise to guide you, otherwise, why do you need them?!
You didn’t declutter your home – Decluttering a home means to remove the excess, the overflowing and the things that take away from the beautiful bones of your home. This means bare Kitchen and Bathroom counter tops. In the Kitchen we could see a Coffee or Tea pot. If you’re a morning toast person, you can keep the Toaster out, otherwise hide it away. In your Bathrooms, remove all toiletries and keep out only a few decorative items. Overstuffed closets is a no-no too. Pack and put in storage if you have to, in order to free up space in your home. No Buyer wants to see a home that’s stuffed to the brim, as it clearly screams that it wouldn’t accommodate their belongings.
You didn’t stage your home – Staging a home isn’t always about having to hire a professional Stager as you can accomplish this if your Real Estate Agent knows how to make your home feel. The rooms in your home need to portray a clear visible use and focal point. Make sure that the furniture layout flows nicely and that you appeal to the Buyer’s senses.
Your home wasn’t priced right – This is usually the #1 mistake made in selling a home. The price was wrong. Price your home right and you’ll find Buyers lining up at the front door to get in to see your home.
You listened to your neighbors, friends and family about how you should price your home for sale – Would you visit an Orthopedic Doctor when you had heart palpitations? You may even have to visit a Cardiologist for stress after listening to your neighbors, friends and family about how to price your home for sale. Instead seek the advice of a trusted Real Estate professional, always.