All Posts in Category: Myths

Selling Myth #6…

Enjoying these tips? Here is the last in the installation, courtesy of Keller Williams. Myth #6:  When you receive an offer, you should make the buyer wait. This gives you a better negotiating position. Truth:  You should reply immediately to an offer!  When a buyer makes an offer, that buyer is, at that moment in…

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Selling Myth #5…

Myth #5:  You are better off selling your home on your own and saving money on the commission you would have paid to a real estate agent. Truth:  Statistically, many sellers who attempt to sell their homes on their own cannot consummate the sale without the service of a real estate agent. Homeowners who succeed…

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Selling Myth #4…

Halfway through the miniseries, here is Myth #4 as brought to you by Keller Williams. Do any of these seem familiar yet? Myth #4:  Your home must be every home buyer’s dream home. Truth:  If you get carried away with repairs and replacements to your home, you may end up over-improving the house.   There is…

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Selling Myth #3…

Myth #3:  Once a potential buyer sees the inside of your home, curb appeal won’t matter. Truth:  Buyers probably won’t make it to the inside of the home if the outside of your home does not appeal to them.   Buyers and their agents often do drive-bys before deciding whether a home is worth their time…

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Selling Myth #2…

Myth #2: Minor repairs can wait until later. There are more important things to be done. Truth:  Minor repairs make your house more marketable, allowing you to maximize your return (or minimize loss) on the sale.   Most buyers are looking for homes that are ready for them to move into.  If your home happens to…

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