As we are now in a rising real estate bubble again we all need to be careful of what is going on. As many of you know I am also a lawyer as well as a real estate agent. With that being said I have a few things to be said.
I cannot control the local market conditions.
I have to say this. Most people when they go to market they think that I control whether it is a seller's or buyer's market and of course this is not true. Knowing this can make a huge difference in the outcome.
Do not be emotional when selling.
If you are emotional when selling it will always bite you in the butt. You have to remember that it is just a piece of property and yes memories have been made there but you can take those with you, you are trying to get rid of the house. Nothing else.
Know what the market value of your home is.
Just because you want it to be worth more does not mean it will. If you overprice it you will never get rid of it and if you like I can show you the statistics and facts to display the evidence. Remember it is both of our jobs to get the house moved.
Be realistic when buying.
I understand that you want everything when you are purchasing a home but if you do not have the money/financing for it it is just that. You cannot have everything if you do not have the means of buying it. If you would like I can show you the comps in your area.
The neighborhood reputation.
Sometimes you have the dream house but not the dream neighborhood. I cannot move the home to the area that you would like. Knowing this you have to decide what weighs more in your mind the home or the neighborhood.
I know all of this is harsh but it is reality and I am here to help you purchase/sell your home. So lets work together to do the right thing