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Getting the Best Price When Selling Your Homes

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By : Vicki Hat    99 or more times read
One of the greatest concerns in selling a home is the price. Every seller wants to get the most of money for their homes but the problem is there are factors which can bring their asking price down. In the world of selling homes, haggling and negotiating is a common activity. They can be triggered if defects on homes are observed, as well as existence of conditions that puts the buyer in the position to negotiate. Buyers take advantage of this opportunity to be able to lower their purchase price and for them to pocket savings. This may sound a bad thing for sellers because there is a conflict of interest. However, it is a generally accepted and sellers would also play the game in order to sell their homes.

But haggling and negotiating should not hinder a seller for getting the best price for their homes. A seller could still enjoy great profits even if they accept negotiations. Here are the things that a seller could do to get the best price:

  1. Use comparable in setting the price. Your comparable are homes with the same features that are sold in the market for the past 6 months. You can get the lowest and the highest prices, to which your comparable has been sold. The highest and the lowest prices would also be the maximum and minimum amounts that you could accept if your buyer negotiates the price.

  2. Repair what is defective or make additions. On today's real estate market, value of homes has already dropped. So you have to do something to keep its value or to improve it. Repairs and additions are just one way to do it. If you must, check the places for any defects and possible threats to health and safety before selling them. If you can afford an inspector, it is best you have the place inspected and get an advice on how to have it corrected. But if not, jump on basic repairs and improvements before deciding to sell.

  3. If you want your house to sell at its best price, then do what it takes to sell it the minimal time as possible. Houses that have been sitting pretty in the market for months and even years from now have hurt their market value deeply. If the house really wouldn't just sell, consider renting out. These save your home from further decline in value. This is also the perfect activity to gain money while waiting for the real estate market to pick up.

  4. Hire the best agent. Skilled, local and licensed real estate agent can help you sell your house at the price they want. Of course, they would do this because their commissions are at stake. Aside from that, they have experience in selling homes during difficult times. So should you pay for an agent to help you sell the house, you should select your help carefully. If you are selling the house on your own, make sure to advertise extensively. Try to research on various tactics that a real estate agent use to sell homes quickly.

  5. Consider all offers if you must. Sometimes, sellers usually reject offers when they think it is too small. They do this mostly for the first offers. But this shouldn't be the case because for some, the first offer might be the best. Hence, all offers should be considered to avoid regrets.
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