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Getting Your Home Sold

February 20, 2013 - Updated: February 20, 2013

"What was your most challenging sale and what did you do to finally sell the house?" It's a good question to ask when you are searching for the right realtor to sell your home.  The answer will differ from agent to agent or course, however it will give you a good indicator if the realtor has the experience and know-how to get your home sold.

Carefully choosing the right agent or team is the first step to success when trying to sell a house. Finding a realtor who will meet your needs and deliver the dedication and service required for a quick sale may be as simple as asking your family, friends, or neighbours who have recently bought or sold a home if they can refer you to an agent who worked well with them.

If you are cold calling agencies in your area, do your research. Find out which agents have that award winning talent and why. If they are selling more homes than the competition there must be a logical reason for their success.

You will want to choose a realtor who will be a dedicated agent that will give you the service you require to sell your property. This can be especially important during the slow summer months when many potential buyers are away on vacation.

Your realtor will give you tips on how best to prepare your home for the market. Properly staging the space in your home and making sure everything is neat and tidy are two of the most important things you can do for a good presentation.

Take a look around your current neighbourhood. If a house that is similar to yours is also on the market, see what you can do to make your home stand out that much more. A little extra effort can go a long way to attract a potential buyer.

One way to get the edge when it comes to negotiating with a potential buyer is to treat the sale in a business type manner. If you become too emotionally involved in negotiations, you will find yourself at a disadvantage.

You should be realistic when setting a price for your home. Make realistic comparisons with other similar properties in your area. Your real estate agent will be a good source of information when determining a proper market value.

Remember that negotiations are a part of the real estate market. If you receive an offer that is low, the next step is up to you to counter that offer with a number that is closer to what you feel is the appropriate asking price.

Ultimately, the best way to get your home sold in any type of economy is to do your research, be knowledgeable, and rely on the advice of an experienced real estate agent to guide you to a successful sale.

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