What’s the Worse that Could Happen When Selling Your Home?

Marshall Heights, Washington DC - Time and time again we hear how home buying is the biggest investment that we’re going to make. But what about selling that home, it’s no longer just an investment, it’s a place where you’ve built many memories and equally challenging to divest yourself from the emotional process. So many potential home sellers create doubt and talk themselves out of the process before it even begins. 

During my course of real estate the most common complaint my client tell me is that their home won’t sell. There’s a need to sell but the owner is so persistent that there’s so much wrong with the home that they practically talk themselves out of selling. 

To refute the claim that your home will not sell, I have to say that every home has a price. The right price and perfect condition will make for many happy customers. When selling your home it can not be one sided. The buyer has to feel they aren’t being taken advantage of as well as you the home seller. Even my clients who short-sold their homes tried convincing me that their home would not sell, well I’m here to tell you that not only did it sell, but it sold for 15% more than the original asking price. 

Another complaint I always hear is that I have to do work on home for it to sell. Some are embarrassed by the condition or believe fixing up the place would do the trick. This is half true, some homeowners will overcompensate and the changes will exceed the value. Then there are the homeowners that will clean and decorate to their liking and it’ll be hard for the new buyer to see themselves in that particular home. It is best to speak with you realtor about the best way to prepare and stage a home to sell. 

Above are some conditions that you can control, some of the issues that are out of your hands come into play when accepting an offer from a prospective buyer. When selling a home, you must understand that the buyer has a period of due diligence and with that, they can terminate the contract within the timeframe specified on the contract. If your property is As/Is then there basically isn’t room to negotiate, if you decide to do some of the repairs, that’s a bargaining tool that you may use. 

The best thing to do is to interview your realtor and be comfortable with them. Trust in them that they’re doing the job you’ve hired them for. Check their credentials and look for testimonials. 

Marshall Heights Washington, DC Homes for sale and Real Estate Service. Sherman Hardy is your local Real Estate Expert for Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas. You now have free access to Washington, DC Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine! I'm ready to provide you with a custom home valuation if you're considering selling your home. Google or call me today and let’s discuss how I can help you. Sherman Hardy 301-659-5004


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