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Seller’s Tips

 Selling A House And What Sellers Should Know

Selling a House


Selling a House may seem quite easy. Inland Empire home sellers should know there is more to selling a house than simply putting a for sale sign in front of the house. Even in this real estate market where homes are flying off the market, it is still important to have your home in good condition if you would like to get the most for your home for sale.  Location, location, location is and always will bring the best prices along with condition, curb appeal and updating.


Avoid Home Selling Pitfalls


But, there is more to selling a house than preparation.  The key is to have a good negotiator, an experienced REALTOR® who knows the California Purchase contract inside out and has the experience over the years to protect the home seller and avoid pitfalls.  Surprises are not what any home seller wants to deal with during the real estate process of selling a house. Selling your home means the seller needs to do their homework before selling the largest asset to insure the highest amount of return, in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience.


Real Estate Contract Changes


The real estate Purchase Contract plus many disclosures continue to change with additional information.  It is important that the real estate agent the home seller selects to represent them in selling a house keeps up-to-date and informed of those changes. The reason for this is two fold, the home seller is responsible to provide these disclosures to the home buyer and some items on the Purchase contract could cost the home seller money as well as unwelcome surprises down the line if not addressed. Real estate agents are suppose to be trained by their Brokers since just passing the real estate exam does not begin to give the real estate agent the information and knowledge they need in order to represent you.
Home Sellers Who Cut Costs… Costs Home Sellers
Sometimes, home sellers decide to cut costs by allowing the real estate agent who they hired to sell the house to bring in the home buyer avoiding listing and advertising in the MLS where thousands of real estate agents working with home buyers would be notified of the home seller’s house for sale. In the end, the home seller might think they were ahead of the game with a reduced commission agreement but in the end, I can guarantee the home seller would have gotten more for selling a house had they focused on the quantity of home buyers the MLS brings. This is what is commonly referred to as “pocket listing.” Not a home seller’s friend but rather a “coo” for the listing agent.


For additional information on selling your home, please contact the Goospedd Group Inc real estate sales and consulting (760) 245-4100