Think you have all the bases covered?
#1 Not hiring an agent that co-brokes
Yes, did you know that some agents keep the sale of your home to a select few? Most likely just for themselves and not sharing with thousands of licensed sales agent in the city?
You’re missing out on more offers.
Because your realtor is not doing what’s best for you! Remember: Ultimately it is your pocket book! A property listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) gets more exposure than an exclusive.
A private listing cuts down the exposure and slows down the sale of your home.
#2 Failure to stage
Every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400, says the National Association of Realtors. Which means you get 17% more on average than a non-staged home. Your home will sell in 11 days or less. Reported by forbes.com.
#3 Failure to properly photograph your home
Words alone aren’t the best communication. Images are everything! Our brains retain images more than words.
#4 Being FORCED to hire a friend and family realtor to sell your home
You want an agent that is familiar with your area, not an agent that is familiar with you! The bottom line is you want to get the most out of your sale.
#5 DIY – Do it yourself (For Sale by Owner)
Realtors can save you time and money. They deal with the hassles. It may cost you over $30,000. Read this: 11 Reasons FSBO is a terrible idea by Inman.
#6 Shooting for CHEAP instead of professional services
An agent that works at a discount may also discount the price of your home. How can an agent that doesn’t negotiate to protect their commission negotiate to protect your bottom line?
#7 Choosing an agent that may have a conflict of interest
Heard of “dual agency”? Dual agency is when an agent represents both the seller and the buyer in a transaction. Dual agency is not illegal in New York but who is the agent representing?
How many thousands of $$$ can you be saving from selling your home with the right realtor?
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