Things Out of Your Control When Selling

Do you feel like things are out of control? If you’ve listed your home for sale every day might
feel this way. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. The truth is there are really things
sellers can’t control. But don’t worry; even though you can’t control everything, there are
ways to deal with these unknowns.

 Buyers – Oh if only we could control buyers. They show up at odd times, they write
crazy offers, they make odd repair requests and they can be difficult. One time a deal
fell through because a Feng Shui Master didn’t like the color of the kitchen.

 The Market – Market forces determine so many things; interest rates and sales prices.
While you can’t change these forces, you can get all the information you can so you’re
prepared for how this affects the sale.

 Inspectors – You’ve loved and cared for your home, but even so there could be hidden
issues that only a comprehensive, professional home inspection can uncover. One way
to avoid unpleasant surprises is to put a listing home warranty in place to cover
unexpected repairs.

 Appraisers – Appraisers are just people. On occasion they make mistakes in value. Your
lender and agent will help you navigate an unfavorable appraisal. There are ways to
combat a poor appraisal.

Selling your home can bring unexpected issues. If you’ve done your due diligence and hired
a good agent, you’ll be able to handle the unexpected issues which are out of your control.

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