You've decided to list your house and many of your neighbors start to ask about it. What do you tell them?
Your house is on the market and you receive a call for your first showing. You're excited and the buyer's agent starts asking you some questions. What should you say?
Both of these examples could have negative consequences for the sale of your house. If potential buyers know that you need to sell your home by a certain date and what your bottom price is, your negotiating position is weakened. It's a small world and word about why you're moving and what you'll accept could quickly get out!
Below is a short list of items not to discuss with potential buyers or agents:
1. Why are you selling? 2. How urgent is it that you sell? 3. What items are you willing to include with the sale? 4. Confidential information that may disclose your negotiating strategy 5. Terms under which you'd be willing to sell 6. Your bottom line and the price you'd accept for your house
Some questions may seem harmless, but it's best to refer any questions you may receive from potential buyers or agents to us! Remember, we are representing your best interest, and will provide great answers on your behalf while protecting confidential information.