There is no denying that buying a house requires a lot of hard work and patience. But what some people don’t understand is that selling a house requires just as much, if not more. It’s a good thing that you do not have to deal with these things on your own and there is always a professional agent who could help you. Ironically, though, finding the perfect agent for you might be a challenge in itself, too.
If you have found an agent to help you sell your home (whether it be a listing agent or a seller’s agent), the thing you should worry about now is the information you disclose. Needless to say, there is a limit to what you should share with your agent and it usually dangles right below what you NEED to share with him or her. That makes this task a little more complicated. But what should you really share with your agent?
State your ideal price. Of course, realistically, you should set your own expectations. There is a fair chance that you will not get the amount you would have wanted for your house. While it is okay to set a range of acceptable price, never tell an agent that you will not settle for anything lower. This might yield negative results and you might end up disappointed.
Tell him or her if you are expecting a timeframe. Maybe you have all the time in the world and you really are in no rush to sell your house. You must remember that the longer your house stays in the market, the lower the selling price would be. If you do have a timeframe, let your agent know of this information.
Talk about some of the requirements that you believe are important. Some sellers have very specific preferences as to who gets to live in the house they loved so well in years. It may do you good to express your preferences, if there’s any, so your agent would know the criteria of buyers you would want.
The agent you commissioned is expected to work and help you get the best possible deal. To be able to achieve that, both you and your agent need to share enough information with each other to create better opportunities and be careful on saying things that might hurt your transactions.