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by Emilio DiSpirito, The DiSpirito Team
Selling a home can be a
stressful experience. One of the greatest things about being a real estate
agent is the fact that no two transactions are the same. Because no two
transactions are alike, there are different challenges that must be overcome. But,
getting to the bottom of the common mistakes and challenges many face when
selling their home, can prevent future obstacles from forming and getting
yourself on the right track!
So, What’s the Deal? Why
Aren’t I Selling?
– how to effectively price your home for the highest sales price and best
How you set the price of
your home requires diligent research and analysis of real estate data for your
area. You must price your home competitively so that it’s not too much higher
than your competition but not too much lower either.
Selecting the right agent
– how do you know you have selected the best agent? Here are some tips on
finding out who is going to be best agent to sell your home
Condition of property
– is your home turnkey and updated? If it’s not, here is what you can do to
ensure the condition of your property attracts buyers
Before you put your home
on the market, it’s imperative to dedicate time and money to ensuring it’s in
It may be tempting to put
the house on the market prematurely, but buyers won’t appreciate walking
through rooms and hallways cluttered with paint cans, ladders and
home-improvement equipment. Complete all home repairs before you begin
Did you know it takes only 3 seconds for a buyer to judge your home?
Financing That Helps
Reduce Sellers’ Risk – Seller financing can be a useful tool
in a tight credit market. It allows sellers to move a home faster and get a
sizable return on the investment. And buyers may benefit from less stringent
qualifying and down payment requirements, more flexible rates, and better loan
terms on a home that otherwise might be out of reach.
But, the reality of it is
that probably 99.99% of sellers do not want to hold a note on their home, they
want to sell and cash out on equity.
Depending on your homes
price range, there may be a large number of buyers using financing with certain
criteria and restrictions on a home. Here are some helpful tips to make sure
your home can get financing:
Pre-List Inspections and Repairs
– What’s the best and least expensive way to tackle this? We have found that
pre-list inspections uncover potential surprises that could derail the sale of
your house. A pre-listing home inspection helps the agent set the seller’s
price expectation and can be used to substantiate a higher asking price.
When a buyer does
inspections, you can expect that if your property is not brand-new that you may
have a laundry list of items to fix. Stick to what you need to fix, not what
buyers think you should; thanks to the pre-list home inspection you did.
The Hard Truth
Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. If you
follow all the above home selling tips, then you’ll more than likely find
yourself with an accepted offer! There are lots of home sales that fall apart
because of not paying attention to your homes underlying condition. What do we
know? Well, the buyer is going to have a home inspection, so you need to make
sure there are no significant problems. Selling a home doesn’t have to be difficult when you follow the advice
of your real estate professionals every step of the way.
If you would have asked me what I wanted to be growing up,
little Emilio would have told you “an archeologist” or “an architect”
despite the fact that at age 8 I had my first lemonade stand, landscaping
business and was recording my first “news show” on my boombox!
Well, I never was much good at trigonometry and did could not see myself
traveling for months and possibly years at a time, so becoming an architect or
archaeologist clearly did not happen!
Fast forward 26 years later and I’m running a team of the
finest residential real estate professionals, own a media company and host my
very own radio news show about real estate!
In September of 2017, I married my best friend, Jaclynn,
and we have two wonderful children, Destinee and Emilio, V. We have 3
dogs, one of which is a rescue and live in lovely Rhode Island. Jaclynn owns a
high-end hair salon in addition to an on-location hair and makeup business!
For 7 years straight it seemed that I had put in more
hours than the day had to give on my real estate business. 7 days a week, 14 to
16 hour days, without a break! Why? My friends and family did not understand
the sheer magnitude of moving parts and services we offer to our clients during
a transaction! One slip up or one missed call could mean make or break for
someone’s dream home or even a lost deposit!
Running a team of like-minded, highly qualified and
capable professionals has allowed me to offer a very streamlined, simplified
and efficient approach to the sales process for our clients and allowed me to
earn personal time again with my family while not missing a beat for my
When I’m not working, I’m with my family, riding my
mountain bike, eating at a number of local restaurants, enjoying live
entertainment, hiking, skiing or reading!