I had a home seller this week tell me that he wanted the “brutal truth” about what it was going to take to get his home sold. I think that is a great term. We all occasionally need to face the brutal truth about different things in our lives.
I’m going to let you in on a secret that most Realtors tend to keep quiet. Choosing the right Realtor is not the number one priority to getting your house sold. You do need a competent Realtor to represent you AFTER you get the offer. But getting the offer depends more on you than on the Realtor.
Here is the brutal truth:
The Brutal Truth is that these two things are the most important in getting your house sold and you have complete control over them. If you neglect these issues you are just going to sit on the market without any showings no matter whom you choose to market your house.
Other important factors include:
So do you need a good Realtor? You certainly do . You need an very experienced person to help with negotiations with the buyer, and to avoid the many pitfalls that open up between the time you and your buyer go into contract and closing. This is where a good, experienced representative is worth the money. This is also where you could lose a bunch of money if you have someone who hasn’t been around the mountain a few times. Get someone who knows the business.
For more important seller information check out my other articles here. Or just give me a call on my cell phone…. 907 232–7900