Agents see (and help clients avoid) a lot of mistakes over the course of their career — and because of this, they’re a great source of insight and wisdom. The problem is, it’s often difficult to prove many of the things they know are true or not.
Unfortunately, most people don’t sell a house all that often, so it’s really a live and learn situation. It’s generally only after the dust has settled that can they truly assess whether the advice they received from their agent was solid or not.
While there are exceptions to every rule, there are certain pieces of advice that sellers often ignore, which end up costing them money. Here are 4 things that are hard for agents to prove, but you might want to listen to if you don’t want to lose money on the sale of your house:
1) The First Offer Is Probably Going to Be Your Best Offer
More often than not, if a seller passes on an offer hoping for a better one to come in later on, they regret that decision because they end up receiving lower offers.
2) Overpricing Your House Can Cost You
Whether it’s just wishful thinking, or building in some “wiggle room” to be able to negotiate, many sellers opt to list their house for higher than their agent recommends. Rather than fetching a higher sales price, overpricing often leads to a house lingering on the market far too long. This, in turn, makes buyers think something is wrong with it, which leads to less demand and lower offers.
3) You’ll Lose Money if You Sell Your Own House
Selling your own house in order to save thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in commission, sounds pretty appealing… until you learn that not using a real estate agent can cost you tens of thousands in profit. In fact, a recent survey revealed that people who sold their own house were three times more likely to say they lost money on the sale of their house than those who worked with an agent.
4) Timing the Market Is Almost Impossible
Selling your house at the peak of the market is fantastic, but trying to time it (i.e. waiting to list your house when the market has peaked) is virtually impossible. While it may sting a little to sell your house only to see values rise even more in the near future, it certainly hurts a lot less than waiting and having to sell your house for less than you could have months before! Let’s talk about your specific situation and see if I’m a good match to help you achieve your goals!
HOW DO YOU SELL YOUR HOME FOR THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MONEY?
And as quickly as possible, with the least amount of disruption in your life?
Well, for starters, download a copy of my booklet “The Ultimate Home Seller’s Guide”.
HERE’S A PEEK AT WHAT’S INSIDE:
Learn the “process” by simply reading the book. (It’s written in an order that flows from start to finish, so you’ll know what to expect, when to expect it, what to do, and when to do it.)
Discover how to develop a truly trusting relationship between you and your real estate agent. (Ahem…hopefully that’ll be me! LOL)
Get a handle how to handle a “low-ball” offer if you get one. (Every sellers greatest fear.)
Understand how to handle the opposite “problem”…having multiple offers!
Find out why negotiating isn’t one-size-fits-all.
Learn the importance of, and what it takes, to keep a deal together once you accept an offer. (You’d be surprised at how many deals fall apart.)
AND SO MUCH MORE…
Don’t worry if you’re super busy; this isn’t the real estate version of “War And Peace.” It’ll be a quick, insightful (and hopefully kind of fun) read for you!
Within the next couple hours, you’ll literally know more about selling your house than any of your competition (and even some real estate agents) if you go ahead and ask for your copy now.
So tell me where to send it, and you’ll be done reading it in no time. Although… you’ll probably find yourself going back and rereading it throughout the process of selling your home! (Especially if you don’t end up working with me! But if you do, I know this stuff inside and out. Just sayin’…)