Tip No. 29 Don’t deviate from the contract.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 29 Don’t deviate from the contract.

Resist the temptation to diverge from the contract. For example, if the buyer requests a move-in prior to closing, just say no. Now is not the time to take any chances of the deal falling through.

If this all sounds like a lot of work, it is. But it’s to be expected when you’re selling anything of such great value. And you’ll thank yourself for all the expense and hard work when the outcome works to your satisfaction.

Please feel free to call me if you would like further explanation on any of these topics, or if you have any real estate questions at all. I simply see my mission as striving to be as helpful as I possibly can to area home owners. I hope this special report provided you with the information you need.

This is Tip 29 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 28 Make sure the contract is complete.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 28 Make sure the contract is complete.

The best way to avoid problems is to make sure that all terms, costs and responsibilities are spelled out in the contract of sale. A contract should include the date it was made, the names of the parties involved in the transaction, the address of the property being sold, the purchase price, where deposit monies will be held, the date for loan approval, the date and place of closing, type of deed, any contingencies that remain to be settled, and whether there’s any personal property included (or not) in the sale, among other things.

This is Tip 28 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 27 Don’t take a lowball offer seriously.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 27 Don’t take a lowball offer seriously.

An unacceptably low offer should not be taken personally or seriously. Rather, it should be countered, even with the slightest of reductions in your asking price. This lets a buyer know that their first offer isn’t seen as a very serious one.

This is Tip 27 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 26 A really low offer may mean the buyer’s not qualified.

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Tip No. 26 A really low offer may mean the buyer’s not qualified.

If you feel an offer is inadequate, now would be a good time to make sure the buyer has been qualified to carry a mortgage of the size this deal would require (if you haven’t learned this already). Ask how they arrived at their figure, then suggest their agent use comparables to establish what homes are going for in your neighborhood.

This is Tip 26 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 25 Don’t take a low offer personally.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 25 Don’t take a low offer personally.

The first offer is invariably well below what you both know the buyer will end up paying for your property. Don’t get angry or feel insulted; evaluate the offer objectively. Make sure it spells out the offering price, adequate earnest money, amount of down payment, mortgage amount, a closing date and any special requests. Now you have a point from which you can negotiate.

This is Tip 25 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 24 Don’t give yourself a deadline.

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Tip No. 24 Don’t give yourself a deadline.

Forcing yourself to sell by a certain date adds unnecessary pressure and puts you at a serious disadvantage in negotiations.

This is Tip 24 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 23 Don’t move out before you sell.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 23 Don’t move out before you sell.

Studies have shown that it is more difficult to sell a home that is vacant—it looks forelorn, forgotten, simply not appealing. It could even cost you thousands. If you move, you’re also telling buyers that you have a new home and are probably motivated to sell.

This is Tip 23 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 22 Don’t sign a deal on your next home until you close the deal on this one.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 22 Don’t sign a deal on your next home until you close the deal on this one.

If circumstances conspire to force you into closing on your new home while you’re still making mortgage payments on the old one, you might end up turning yourself into a seller who is eager (or desperate) for the first deal that comes along.

This is Tip 22 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 21 Find out when the buyer would like to close.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 21 Find out when the buyer would like to close.

When a buyer would “like” to close is often when they need to close. Knowing this gives you his deadline for completing negotiations—again, an advantage in negotiations.

This is Tip 21 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

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Tip No. 20 Find out what the buyer can pay.

29 Essential Tips That Get Coastal Orange County and South County Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 20 Find out what the buyer can pay.

As soon as possible, try to find out the mortgage amount the buyer is qualified to carry and the size of his down payment. If he makes a low offer, question his Realtor® about his client’s ability to really pay what your home is worth.

This is Tip 20 of a series of 29. Watch Robin’s blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do sell your Coastal Orange County and South County home.

Robin proudly serves the real estate needs of residents of Coastal Orange County and South Orange County.

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