Impact your home sale in a positive way!

Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.


As a Seller, you can impact the sale of your home during the home buying process in a positive way!

Be Careful About Negotiations.  There are many good ways to negotiate . . . there are also poor ones.  I have had many classes on and am certified in negotiation.  You need to sit down with your real estate agent early in the process and determine your absolute bottom line selling price and anything you are or are not willing to talk with a potential buyer about.

Be Careful About When You Sell.  You may already know that selling during the winter months will often get you a lower price for your home, especially if you have a steep driveway.  Selling your home in the Summer is a good time of year if you have an inground pool.  There are ideal times to list and sell your home. 

Be Careful about Buyer Qualifications.  A huge time waste that home sellers sometimes experience is trying to work with unqualified buyers.  Wil your real estate agent should have a great process for pre-approvals and proof of funds, be sure you are in the know about who is has written an offer before you sign it. 

Be Careful about delays.  Any number of things can derail your home sale.  It’s super important that you don’t make impulsive decisions that could set you back several weeks.  There are often delays that can’t be avoided, and are not caused by the Seller, so when in doubt ask your Realtor. 


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Joy Daniels, GRI, ABR, CSP, e-PRO
2793 Old Post Road, Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA  17110

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Comments (6)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joy - first impressions definitely count in a real estate transaction but it is the lasting impressions that can make a significant difference.    

Jun 27, 2022 03:53 PM
Joy Daniels

AMEN!  Buyers and Sellers always remember the lasting impression!  Hopefully your first impression will be a lasting one!

Jun 29, 2022 09:54 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Being mindful of all the pitfalls is helped hiring a great agent!  Good for you!  Great post!

Jun 27, 2022 10:01 PM
Joy Daniels

I feel as Realtors we have to overcome of the "bad" of other realtors and we really do need to remind buyer and sellers of these pitfalls that we can help them avoid!

Jun 29, 2022 09:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joy, I manage the expectations of both the buyers and sellers depending on which side am I on. Now keeping in mind many appreciate it and some do not, for various reasons that I could write a book about ...Endre

Jun 27, 2022 10:51 PM
Joy Daniels

If you write a book, it would be full of wisdom - I would buy a copy!   

Jun 29, 2022 09:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joy,

I like your post and the message is loud and clear. Call you as you can help guide a seller through a transaction from beginning to end.

Jun 28, 2022 03:54 AM
Joy Daniels

Thank you Dorie!  I hope you are having a great year helping your clients!

Jun 29, 2022 09:56 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Joy, very helpful list and this is why sellers need to hire a professional agent when selling a home!

Jun 28, 2022 07:16 AM
Joy Daniels

Thank you Mary!  We need to help Sellers realize our value!! :)

Jun 29, 2022 09:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joy, great tips for homeowners on what do and not to do when thinking of selling.

Oct 25, 2022 07:20 AM