April 05, 2019 at 9:40pm | Allison Ables
You want to sell your house, but you don’t want to just unload it as quickly as you can. You don’t mind taking a little time, doing it right so that you can get the best possible return on your investment. The process of selling your home is long and can be arduous. With patience and a few insider tips, you can increase your chances of realizing the maximum sale price.

Market Research
First off, you need to know the value of your property. If it has been a while since an appraisal, time for a new market analysis. It’s impossible to set an asking price without knowing the value of what you have.

This research should include homes that are currently on the market, under contract and recently sold in your area. This gives you context and knowing the larger trends at play is important.

Find the Right Agent
The research doesn’t stop there! After pricing, the most important thing you can do to ensure a good sale experience is to find the right agent for your needs. All agents are not the same!

Real estate agents are people. And like anyone else, they have different strengths and weaknesses, different experiences that shape their style and their specialties. You need to make sure to find an agent you can work with, who can realize your goals, and most importantly, can get what you want from the property and communicate the way you need.

Don’t Take it Personally
There is every chance you have invested blood, sweat, and tears into this house. Not to mention the time, and all of the money! This can deeply impact your personal feelings, which in turn can disrupt the selling process. Some people might say unkind things about your house or make a lowball offer. Always keep your feelings and opinions in check – those are things to be discussed with your agent, not prospective buyers or worse - their agents.

Don’t Go It Alone
If you do not have years worth of experience in finalizing and closing on home sales, you should not be negotiating the details and sale price for the house. Even if you DO have years worth of real estate experience, you STILL shouldn’t always negotiate for yourself.

An agent has no emotional investment in your property, they are merely there to fulfill the agenda you have laid out for them. An agent can calmly work through all of the paperwork and stay objective no matter what curve balls the process may throw at them.

If you are thinking about selling your house, Allison Ables at Watson Realty Corp. can help you explore all your options and figure out your clearest path to success. Email me at allison@livegnv.com, or call me at (352) 745-3969. 


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