Moral of the Story…Let your Littleton/Centennial, CO real estate agent do the talking!
5 Things a Homeowner Should Never Say When Selling Littleton/Centennial, CO real estate…It’s a message worth remembering: Home sellers need to watch what they say to home buyers and real estate agents. Better yet, let an expert like Art Recek at Mountain Lava Real Estate, Inc. do the talking for you, so you, as the seller, don’t make costly mistakes.
- “Our house is in perfect condition.”
A home inspection may divulge otherwise, and, as a seller, you don’t want to wind up putting your foot in your mouth. Simply put- there is no such thing as ‘perfect condition.’ Every house, whether it is brand new or a resale, may have something that needs to be fixed, replaced, or might not meet the needs of a prospective buyer.
- “We’ve never had a problem with …”
Sellers need to be careful to not utter anything that can be misconstrued or even telltale, even pesky items that are seemingly small, when selling their home. As the seller, you may not even be aware of the problem, or you have lived with it for so long that you’ve forgotten about it; but it could become an embarrassing moment upon inspection.
- “It’s been on the market for …”
Sellers should never talk how long the home has been on the market with potential buyers or real estate agents viewing their home, says Art Recek with Mountain Lava Real Estate, Inc. The information is available on the RE Colorado/Matrix information sheet for buyers to see for themselves. Sellers who bring attention to this may find buyers believing they can get offer a lower price because it has been on the market longer, or they might start to wonder “Is there something wrong with this home, why is it lingering on the market?”
- “We spent a ton of money on blah, blah, blah…(you fill in the blanks)”
Sellers who think that just because they spent a ton of money on some upgrade to the home shouldn’t believe that upgrade will be so desired by home buyers nor will it necessarily get them a ton of money back at resale. “One man’s treasure is another man’s (woman’s) trash” says Art Recek with Mountain Lava Real Estate, Inc. They are only going to offer what they feel the home is worth in relation to area comparable sales and it’s appraised value.
- “I’m not taking less than “ X” amount for my home.”
If the seller sends a message that they may be inflexible or not open to negotiating, it may not invite buyers to even try to work out an acceptable price and terms as they will feel unwelcome from the start. Other agents might hear about the seller’s steadfast attitude on price and they might avoid showing the house. Sadly, word travels fast when your words are negative. On the contrary….houses sell faster when positive information is transmitted out to the world!
In closing, Let Your Real Estate Professional do their job….all the marketing and negotiating! As the seller, your job is to have your “For Sale” home reasonably priced (based on accurate information presented by your real estate broker), sparkling clean and neatly kept. This is the best combination to get your home sold! Call Art Recek at Mountain Lava Real Estate, Inc. 720-233-4100 or go to: www.Mountainlava.com for a ton of useful information!!