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Monday, December 14, 2015

How to Avoid 7 Costly Home Selling Mistakes in Charlotte

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Today we'll be talking about how you can avoid seven costly mistakes when selling your home. I've actually got it in a brochure right here, so please don't hesitate to ask me for a copy.

1. Find a full-time real estate agent. A part-time agent is only partially committed to satisfying your needs as a consumer. Why work with someone that won't commit to your needs? Most agents sell 8-10 homes per year, but my team sold over 400 properties this year.

2. You need a pricing strategy that will attract the most buyers to your home. Ideally, you'll create a bidding war and push your sales price through the roof.

3. Don't limit your marketing. We spend nearly $30,000 per month on marketing, but it all comes back to us because we end up selling homes that are well-marketed to consumers. Your home will be seen by hundreds of buyers.

4. You have to sell your home to two different people: the buyer and the appraiser. You need to convince the appraiser and the bank that your home is worth what you say it is.

5. You have to understand your rights and your obligations. Most agents just want a paycheck, but we act as a team and as fiduciaries to our clients. We wouldn't walk you into a situation where you would end up getting hurt.

6. Don't sign a listing agreement with no "out". We have an easy-exit listing agreement, so you can fire us at any time. Most agents will want you to sign a contract for an entire year or six months.

7. Last, but not least - you have to select the right agent! I suggest you meet with our team and discuss what you want out of a transaction. If we're not the right fit for you, we can refer you elsewhere. No harm done!

If you need help selling in Charlotte, please don't hesitate to contact my team. We look forward to hearing from you!