Posted on September 5, 2019 - 02:34 PM
by Toyia Chenevert
Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle.
Prepare your home for the buyer - Maximize the strengths of your property and fix up its weaknesses. You want the buyer to walk away from your home with a lasting good impression.
Find a good real estate agent that understands your needs - Make sure that your agent is loyal to you, and can negotiate to help you achieve your goals. In addition, they should be assertive and honest with both you and the buyer.
Be prepared for negotiation - Learn and understand your buyer’s situation; what are their motives? Can you demand a big deposit from them? Try to lock in the buyer so that the deal goes through.
Negotiate for the best price and the best terms - Learn how to counter offer to get maximum value from every offer.
Make sure the contract is accurate and complete - Be honest with your disclosures; you do not want to lose the deal because you were lying or diminishing your home’s defects. Insist the buyers get a professional inspection. This will protect both you and the buyer.
It was a pleasure working on our home purchase with Toyia. Even though we lived in Oklahoma, and our search was in Texas, the process could not have gone more smoothly. Toyia took the time to video the homes that interested us, discussed the homes in length, and provided her expertise. She knew what we were looking for, and only recommended those which fit our search criteria. When we found the home we wanted to purchase, Toyia coordinated everything flawlessly with all parties involved. She kept us abreast of everything happening with the purchase through the closing with the title company. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Toyia, and the effort she put in and her attention to detail. We highly recommend her. Of all the homes we've purchased over the years, this was the easiest, by far. larry spitzer052497