Help your Howard County Realtor help you get your house sold. Selling a house, whether it’s a short sale or not, is really a team effort: the Sellers and the Realtor working together to achieve the same goal. So when you hire an experienced short sale agent, listen to them.
- Do what your Realtor says is necessary to get the house ready to sell – decluttering, staging – time spent here will REDUCE the time spent waiting for an offer.
- Understand that the pricing strategy will be different than for a regular sale; the price has to attract a buyer who is willing to wait for a longer period to get to closing.
- Make it easy for buyers to get in and see the property, and make sure it shows well.
- Keep the lines of communication open with your Realtor, as they help to move you towards a ratified contract, obtaining third party approval from the bank(s), and then your closing. Communication is key!
Here in Howard County MD, we have not borne the brunt of the country’s recession, being partially protected by our location between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, a government and government-related (contractor and support) job base and BRAC, and a top-of-the-line school system. Choose a Howard County Realtor who will put all of those factors to work for you, so that the Seller/Realtor team effort can achieve your goals!
Best regards, Gretchen