A Home Seller called to say the Buyer for their home is asking for a HUGE price reduction after the Home Inspection. They said they were appalled and canceled their listing. They decided to ask the sellers of recent sales in the Manchester NH area who was the Best Listing Agent in their neighborhood and sought to find a NEW Listing Agent. I was very pleased they called me. I started how the home sale process is supposed to work in order for them to be prepared this time.
Their past Listing agent left them to fend for themselves in the selling process. They LOVED finding and reading my Active Rain Blog that reads that I work with my sellers through EVERY step of the Home Selling Process.
I asked to see the home inspection report as i told them we needed to address it now because if we did not, any new buyer may also find these items and we will be in the same boat of a buyer asking for repairs or a price reduction.
The list included a few items that were of concern but all easy and they key, inexpensive fixes. Far below the $20,000 price reduction their old listing agent wanted. Install covers on 2 electrical outlets in the basement. Tighten the bathroom faucet. Install a hand rail that was removed to move furniture out. Replace ceramic cook top which was cracked on the "NEW" stove. Secure loose shutter on exterior. Have furnace cleaned. The material and labor for all the fixes was less than $1000. The seller is having all items completed, the listing is signed but will be placed on the market the first week of January.
It is often emotional for the Buyer and Seller. inspections bring stress to all parties. Buyers and Sellers look to their agents for guidance. It is important for what is found in any inspection to be kept simple, have a real estimate and remain calm to work out whether the seller should fix or credit the buyer so they can fix with teh actual amount. Not an inflated, estimated or blown up amount. One of the most Important steps Home Sellers should make is the selection of a "GOOD" LISTING AGENT. Make a "bad" choice and you may get "Bad" results.
Choose a "Good' Agent, and you may sell your home faster and at the best price obtainable. Bigger is not better and all agents are not created equal. You as the consumer have the power to choose the right agent. I leave you with now infamous philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. That is WHY NH Home Owners should LIST WITH ME.
.Our TOP TIPS IF YOU WANT YOUR HOME SOLD IN TODAY'S MARKET
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LISTING AGENT: As a home owner in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing the right agent.
a. Ask for a Full time agent whose sole job is to sell homes.
b. Ask for a Full service agent who will guide you through each step of the selling process. Discount brokers often equal discount services.
c. Ask for a Local agent who knows your neighborhood and is readily available when you need them is a must. Out of town agents can leave you high and dry in your time of need.
d. Ask for a well experienced Listing Agent can give you the advantages you need when selling your home. Not all agents are created equal. Choose only the best.
2. Ask to PRICE THE HOME CORRECTLY: One of the most important things that can help you sell your home is pricing it right. . List prices need to be priced at or near market value. The simple truth is over priced listings are one of the only segments of the market that are not selling. A great agent will study the recent sales, study what is on the market and use trends and comparables to place a value on your property.
IN CONCLUSION: There is a lot of behind the scenes work going on to get a house on the market, marketed, get an offer, go through the buyers mortgage process, appraisal, inspections and get to the closing of the home. If you did not notice most of these steps, I did a great job. With the decrease in Listings, there is pressure on Listing Agents to provide more service. For agents who have been providing a great service to their clients throughout the last 4-5 years they are being rewarded as home sellers and buyers talk, they let each other know who did the great job or who dropped the ball. As you see it is no accident a home sells. It is through the hard work of the agent.
If you are looking to SELL a property in NH, you can choose ME. I strive to offer the best in personal and professional service through EACH step of the SELLING process..
It does not take magic to turn your "For Sale" sign into a "Sold" sign. it takes a full time Local Agent who specializes in Listing homes like yours.
If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. Get a free pre-qualification along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Prices.
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