A house buying checklist will keep you from forgetting something important, and help make the whole process a little less chaotic. It is perhaps best to put together your own list according to your own needs. Here are some of the items you will want to include.
Professional and friendly: Being friendly and at the same time maintaining professionalism is the best way, although a bit difficult. Friendliness is preferred by most buyers as you give out the vibe that you are on their side. At the same time they also want you to be assertive and professional. They want you to handle anything that may come up while they are probably viewing the house or saying ‘no’ to a particular seller.
Immediate Response: As a Real estate agents you need to make your response time, when your prospective buyer calls or emails, as quick as possible. If the buyer doesn’t find you available then he may call somebody else. Buyers want instant response and will not wait for you to call them back or respond to mails only when you are in office.
When you find similar properties, note the names and numbers of the agents which might be selling them. The idea the following is to find an agent that has experience along with your type of house. An agent that has all the mil dollar homes might not be the best to sell your mobile property, for example. You want agents which have sold or are available several properties like yours.
Before you decide how much to sell for, compare your home to similar homes in the area. These homes should be as close to your property as you can come when it comes to size, amenities and condition. This is information you can probably find by searching the internet, free real estate guides and newspapers in your area.
So you found the home that meets all your needs, in the community that best fits your lifestyle, at a price you feel is negotiable. The next step is to negotiate a deal. Now, I am not going to get into negotiation, because the price paid for a house depends on many factors such as market value, appraisals, upgrades, local comparable properties, and personal assessment. However, your agent can help you determine an offer that will make both you and the seller happy. Always remember the offer is negotiable, so negotiate! You can always submit multiple offers until accepted.
Finally, stay positive! It is too easy in this profession to get down on yourself. You need to remind yourself that things are not always going to go your way, and be willing to say “next”. Just make sure that you are getting things done that will better yourself in the future. So go out there and do it!