The Most Dangerous Mistakes… When Choosing a Realtor
Over the course of the next several blog posts, I will be sharing with you what I view as the most dangerous mistakes prospective homebuyers and sellers can make when selecting a Realtor.
What some homebuyers and sellers struggle to understand is that not all Realtors are created equal. Some work harder than others, and some hardly work at all. Many differ in their strategies and approaches to working within the Real Estate market.
Today I examine an important strategic difference in listing a home.
“My house is worth at least a million dollars.”
Some inexperienced agents will tell you your home is worth more to appease you in the short run. What happens down the road? You’re frustrated when you can’t sell your home and the agent has accomplished almost nothing on your behalf. Homes receive even more attention when they’re newly listed and fresh on the market. If a Realtor lists your house for considerably more than it’s true worth, by the time you go through multiple price reductions, it’s considered old news and buyers might be turned off by a perceived act of desperation.
Your house is worth only as much as a prospective buyer is willing to pay.
Okay, it’s time for a serious reality check. Please be realistic when evaluating the true, current value of your home. I provide my sellers with the most informative, up-to-date statistics and trends to make sure they have an accurate listing price. A thorough Comparative Market Analysis is necessary to make a sound pricing decision.
Please follow my daily blog as I continue to list more potential problems to be averted when choosing the best Realtor to suit your needs.
I look forward to helping you move through this process as smoothly as possible, achieving the best results possible.