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4 Important Truths about Selling a Home in North Carolina

myth or fact- stuart miles- freedigitalphotos.netWe offer an important fact. Most people find the unknown a little bit scary, and homeowners in the Triangle and North Carolina are no different. It is an exciting 3rd Quarter in Triangle real market. And it might be the right time for many owners in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and vicinity to trade up. While envisioning a new home is easy, making the decision to sell a home is often difficult.

Our experienced real estate professionals at Flat Fee Realty share three very important facts about selling a home as we head to 2016:

  • Overpricing a home can help the neighbors more easily sell theirs: Every home for sale is in direct competition with other homes for sale in a neighborhood. If priced too high, it will never show up when buyers search in the range that it should be priced. It will show up in higher priced searches, along with a neighbor’s bigger, nicer homes. Not many buyers are willing to pay more for less.
  • Selling a home is often more than just a daily inconvenience: Every home seller has disruptions and inconvenience. Getting the home ready to sell; packing, and the interruption of daily schedules and activities are all part of moving. Keeping expectations under control will make the entire process easier.
  • Ignoring a home repair will cost more than the repair itself: Fixing a repair before a home is under contract is almost always easier and less expensive. Once a buyer notices the need for repair, they will use it to negotiate a lower sales price. They’ll think other repairs will be needed as well. They’ll want a bit more of a reduction to cover the cost.
  • Closing day is the final day: When closing day arrives, sellers must have all of their belongings moved out, leaving the home clean and in move-in condition for the buyers. Extra time isn’t allowed, unless of course a seller has negotiated this with the buyer. Of course, there’s a cost to this, as buyers will want financial compensation, or “rent”, if sellers want to stay in the home past closing.

There are countless myths surrounding the home buying and selling process, and sometimes it seems like everyone is an expert. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Experience counts in real estate. Working with a knowledgeable, reliable Flat Fee Realty agent is the best way to find out the straight truth about the sales process.

The real estate agents at Flat Fee Realty want to help Triangle buyers and sellers separate fact from fiction. Contact us today to find out the essential things to know before deciding to buy or sell a home.


This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

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