What's Best for You When Selling Your Home? Part 2
In part 1, we looked at presenting, pricing, and marketing your home professionally as being key to getting you multiple offers on your Chattanooga home. We also looked at the value of having a professional presentation and at the value of having professional help to interpret your multiple offers.
Today we'll look at 3 other unprofessional pitfalls in selling your Chattanooga home.
1) Don't fall for the agent who offers to throw your house in Facebook for you, and see if they can get you a bight. You may get 1 bight, but you may miss the rest of the market that is dying to buy your home. That one Facebook bight could cost you the chance to have multiple offers and a sale above the price you are asking in today's Chattanooga real estate market.
2) Don't become one of those "MLS only" listings. If you pay a Realtor less money to simply put your home in the MLS for you, you miss out on all of the professional guidance that you would have along the way when you receive offers, negotiate those offers, negotiate repairs after an inspection of your home, managing your transaction from start to finish, and negotiating your appraisal. That "MLS only" listing agent will give you no help with this process, because they aren't being paid to give you that help. Did you know that Realtors have to work extra hard today to make sure your Chattanooga home appraises for the contract price?
The scary thing is that only a few excellent agents, like the Walldorfs, are presenting appraisers with a packet to help the property appraiser for the contract price. I sold one of these "MLS only" listings, and the seller had no idea what was going on. His agent collected paperwork for his file but did nothing else for his seller. It was sad to see that he had no one helping him negotiate or helping him to keep his side of the sale on track.
3) Don't set sail without a captain. You wouldn't set off to sail around the world without an experienced captain. Why set off to sell your home without an experienced professional?
One thing I have found about myself is that I am a leader and an innovator. I use my innovation and creativity to be sure a home looks its best when it goes up for sale. For some reason, God has made me a leader. Everywhere he drops me, I seem to end up in a leadership role in that community. Part of what I love to do as a Realtor is lead people through their home sale or purchase. I like making people's Chattanooga home purchase or Chattanooga home sale as smooth as I can for them. I love to help them solve problems and reach the best agreement possible. Call me, Nathan Walldorf, to sell your Chattanooga home at 423-544-7700. Get industry leading and innovative real estate service.