Sellers, This Could Happen
- The date on the contract will most likely change, it is a guesstimate and subject to many variables.
- The property might not appraise at the contract price.
- Buyer may ask for repairs even on an As-Is contract.
- Agent may miss shown appointments and not call or show up.
- Appointments will be made and might cancel at the last minute.
- Instructions to turn off lights, close doors, etc may not be adhered to by the agent showing your home.
- Buyers may want to walk from property (Buyer’s remorse).
- The agent on the sign will be in witness protection and not return any phone calls.
- An agent may show your home and forget to return the key in the lockbox.
- Some showings will last about five minutes, some showings much longer.
- There will be a day when your agent calls you and says someone wants to see your house, and you are going to ask when. And the agent will say: “pull back the curtains, they are sitting outside now”!
- Agents are going to make appointments at the very last minute.
- Agents are going to knock on your door, even drive by or see you in the yard and ask if can they see your house (if this happens, call me).
- Expect lots of lowball or verbal offers (at least it is a starting point).
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will it take to sell my home?
- Who prices the home?
- How do I find a good Realtor to list my home?
- Should I interview other Realtors?
- Are there particular questions I should ask my Realtor before hiring him/her?
- What do you charge to sell my home?
- Is your commission negotiable?
- Why is your commission higher than XYZ Company?
- Can the buyer pay the commission?
- What is a Fee For Service Plan?
- What exactly does my Realtor do to sell my home?
- Should I expect a marketing plan?
- How many open houses will you do?
- How many times will I see my house advertised on the Internet?
- How many times will I see my house for sale in the newspaper?
- What happens if I sell my house by myself?
- Should the home be vacant while it is on the market?
- What is the advantage of staging my home?
- I still live in the house, what do I do with all the toys and clutter?
- I need to buy a home, should I sell first?
- What happens if I must sell first, can I still buy another home and move in after my closing?
- Will I have to fix all the repairs needed to be done in order to sell my home?
- I know I have mold behind my walls, will I have to address this before I sell?
- What happens if the Buyer changes his mind right before closing?
- Can I keep the escrow if the Buyer does not want to purchase?
- I can’t move right away, can I stay in my home for 30 days after I close?
- In post-occupancy who is liable if someone gets hurt on the property?
- My furniture is being delivered before closing, can I have it delivered to the home I am buying?
- What do I do with my animals while the home is getting shown?
- What happens if I choose to not have a sign in my yard?
- Will you be there for all showings?
- What do I do with my valuable possessions during showings?
- I will be out of the country when my home closes, how is that handled?
- My home did not appraise at contract value, what now?
- Can we take back-up offers after I have signed a contract for sale?
- What is a Seller’s Disclosure?
- My home has flooded in the past from a plumbing issue, should I disclose that?
- My house caught on fire 5 years ago and was repaired, must I disclose?
- I know of a serious settlement issue with my home, it was remediated but I lost the documentation. Will that be an issue?
- Someone died in my home, must I disclose?
- I have 2 large dogs and regularly spray my home with a commercial insecticide. It has caused a horrible odor in my carpet and on my walls. Should I be concerned?
- What is CFPB and how does it concern me?
- What is FIRPTA?
- What is the TRID?
- What exactly will be my closing costs?
- Why doesn’t the Buyer pay for the Owners Title Insurance?
- Will my Realtor or myself have access to an attorney if needed?
- Me and my 4 brothers inherited the home I live in. How will this be handled by the title company?
Contact us for more information
We often say selling or purchasing a home will be one of the biggest financial and emotional investments of a persons lifetime.
This is exactly why you need the right Realtor, a partner and friend who will take you through the process and handle each and every detail.