Don't Pack Too Early: A Home Selling Lesson!

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

Selling your home is exciting, but there's a common mistake to avoid. Imagine signing the deal and rushing to pack, only to face a big problem – the house is valued $50,000 less than expected.

Now, you're stuck with tricky choices: cancel the deal and talk again with the buyer (which might not work), or put the house back on the market, telling everyone about its issues.

The lesson here? Listen to your realtor! They'll tell you when it's safe to start packing. Wait for the green light, so you don't end up with a messy situation. Selling a home is a step-by-step process, and patience pays off. Learn from others' mistakes, and you'll be on the right track to a smooth sale.



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NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
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Residential real estate agent serving Northern Virginia in Fairfax & Loudoun county over a decade and almost $100+M in sales volume experience. 


Comments (3)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice to share with home buyers.

Have a productive December!

Dec 05, 2023 10:30 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thank you, Roy! Have a great day

Dec 08, 2023 08:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Ritu:  patience can be difficult in real estate.  When combined with anticipation, it's no wonder that confusion is often a part of the picture.   Oh, what an interesting experience. 

Dec 05, 2023 10:41 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

That is so true. Patience does pay off though. Thank you, Michael!

Dec 08, 2023 08:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Ritu,

Excellent advice. Your Realtor can explain the options to a dilemma like this, so never start packing until all contingency's are resolved!

Dec 05, 2023 12:42 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thank you, Dorie! Much appreciated

Dec 08, 2023 08:23 AM