Selling your home can be like riding a roller coaster… lots of ups and downs and occasionally things go sideways. You work hard getting your home ready to show the world. You clean, you paint, you fix and finally you think it’s ready! And then the real fun begins…..
Agents will miss showing appointments and not call or show up.
Appointments will be made and cancelled at the last minute. You will get calls 3 minutes before your showings to cancel, sometimes it may be 20 minutes after.
Some showings will last about five minutes and some showings will last 3 hours.
There will be a day when I call you and say someone wants to see your house, and you are going to ask me when. And I will say: “pull back the curtains, they are sitting outside now”!
Agents are going to knock on your door or even drive by, see you in the yard and ask if can they see you house (if this happens, call me).
Expect lots of lowball offers (at least it is a starting point).
If you get a low offer don’t be offended. It’s a starting point.
You are going to have to leave your home for showings, inspections, appraisal and walk through. Leave and find something to do. Don’t talk to buyers.
Don’t get hung up on the little things, keep the big picture in mind. It’s easier to negotiate the little things – you could wait a long time for another buyer.
Not everyone will love your home. Get over it. You probably wouldn’t love theirs either.
The date on the contract will most likely change, it is a guesstimate and subject to many variables (attorneys timetable).
The property might not appraise at what you are selling it for.
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