Have you ever wondered how much that home you’re seeing on TV is worth? This post is for you. From Home Alone to Elf. Check out the infographic below!
Pricing your home too high can scare off buyers. A common mistake home sellers make is listing their home too high. While it may seem like a better strategy to list high and reduce later, this strategy can actually cost more in the end. Your home may stay on the market for a longer period of time and buyers might start to feel like there is something wrong with the home.
There are two negotiation periods in some home sales. The primary negotiation takes place when the contract is agreed upon that includes the price, closing and possession. Buyers and sellers alike feel relieved once this first round has resulted in an agreement but there may be more negotiations to come if there are contingencies for financing, inspections or other things.
The purpose of an inspection is for the buyer to receive an objective evaluation about the condition of the home and its components to identify existing defects and potential problems. The expense for inspections can be several hundred dollars and it’s reasonable for buyers to not want to spend the money before they find out if they can come to terms with the seller. From a different perspective, sellers want to know quickly if the buyer is going to reject the home due to the inspections.
Sometimes, buyers will expect sellers to make all of the repairs listed on the report and this is where the second round of negotiations begins. If the seller refuses, the negotiations can go back and forth until the other party accepts the offer on the table or the contract falls apart.
When purchasing a new home from a builder, it is expected for everything to be in working order; after all, it is new. However, it is reasonable to expect that existing homes, that are not new, have a different standard. While it’s understandable that buyers would want to be aware about major items that are not in “working order”, normal wear and tear of components based on its age should be expected.
In a highly competitive seller’s market, buyers might do whatever they can to get their contract accepted, realizing that there is another place to negotiate when they’re not competing with other buyers’ offers to purchase.
For this to be a WIN-WIN negotiation, both seller and buyer must feel good about the transaction. Neither party should feel that they have been taken advantage of
during the negotiations.
We’ve all seen it. Two, seemingly similar, homes for sale. One is sold in a heartbeat and the other sits on the market. A recent study conducted by Realtor.com and the National Association of Realtors, identified the main attributes and amenities that are impacting a homes time on the market. Check out this infograpic for all the details.