As a consumer on the outside looking in, all Realtors tend to look the same. They drive around in their big fancy cars and plop signs in yards right? Hmmmm that is not exactly all that they do!!
As a seller’s real estate estate agent, I have a number of negotiating functions that will help to make your home sale happen…
Starting at the beginning, we will work together to figure out a price the market will bear based on the location and condition of your home. Remember, we don’t pick the price, the market determines a range that people will buy in.
If your house is in the best neighborhood in town you are going to be able to command a higher price than if it is located next to the airport (while we all love flying, planes overhead at all hours of the day tend to reduce home values!)
This is where the negotiating starts (with you, my clients). Most times our clients think that their home is worth considerably more than the market will bear. They think that there is an elusive cash buyer who will be willing to shell out thousands over the appraised value to get the “special” house. It is my job to get the most for your home and sometimes that means asking a homeowner to list for less.
Now, I don’t HAVE to require that you list your house reasonably. I could do what a lot of agents do and “buy the listing”. Meaning that they list it high to make the homeowner happy, knowing full well that the house won’t sell and that they will have to ask for a price reduction or even let it expire.
Negotiating the sale price. This is a tough one for most agents. They get an offer from a buyer and want it to go smoothly every time. I am here to tell you, most offers require a fair amount of back and forth. There is the offer (which may be ridiculously low), the counter, the terms, what stays and what goes. Each of these items can affect your net profits on the sale of your home. For this part you want a Realtor who will negotiate like a madwoman to get you the best price for your home!
Looking for a smart, funny and tough Realtor who will help you sell fast and for the most money? Give us a call today…727-410-0336