Posted on August 8, 2019 - 04:21 PM
by Sondra Joyce
Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle.
Prepare your home for the buyer - Maximize the strengths of your property and fix up its weaknesses. You want the buyer to walk away from your home with a lasting good impression.
Find a good real estate agent that understands your needs - Make sure that your agent is loyal to you, and can negotiate to help you achieve your goals. In addition, they should be assertive and honest with both you and the buyer.
Be prepared for negotiation - Learn and understand your buyer’s situation; what are their motives? Can you demand a big deposit from them? Try to lock in the buyer so that the deal goes through.
Negotiate for the best price and the best terms - Learn how to counter offer to get maximum value from every offer.
Make sure the contract is accurate and complete - Be honest with your disclosures; you do not want to lose the deal because you were lying or diminishing your home’s defects. Insist the buyers get a professional inspection. This will protect both you and the buyer.
“Sondra helped us buy a house sight unseen in rural Durango, Co.! She knew what we were looking for and found a foreclosure that would have been over a million dollars on the open market. She took videos and pictures on several occasions, and we made an offer that was accepted. I still tingle when I walk in the door. This is the most beautiful home and property in South West Colorado we have ever owned, and Sondra Joyce was our buyer broker, negotiator, realtor extraordinaire. She looked beyond the traditional MLS for homes for sale by owner, and foreclosures. We couldn’t be happier!”Kim Kelley