Posted on July 5, 2019 - 04:11 PM
by Wendy Jane Smith
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.
I retired from the Army 7 years ago and moved back to Utah but have been renting out my house in Gouverneur ever since. Due to the difficulty and hassle of renting I decided to sell. I have found upstate NY to be very difficult to find honest dependable people who do quality work.
Wendy is the exception!!! Wendy is AWESOME!!!
My house was vacant for a couple months while repairs were being made and she constantly checked on it and made sure everything was in working order. It was winter and she kept an eye on my fuel oil and made sure the furnace was working. She also found me a great handyman (Besaw Home Repair) for the repairs and coordinated with him to get them done. She relieved so much stress on me knowing she was there taking care of everything.
If I was buying or selling a house in Gouverneur again I would hire Wendy without question!
Thank you so very much for all you did Wendy!Jason & Lynn Heywood