Choose The Right Buyer For Your House

by Linda A. Cappello. Broker, GRI, ABR 06/23/2019

Looking for the perfect buyer can be easy, but it can also be a difficult task. For home sellers who cannot part with their house without choosing carefully who gets it, it can be a little worrisome.

If you are looking for the right buyer for your house, you should look for the following characteristics:

First, you have to make a shortlist of the offers that you get. Your top priority should be the offer that the potential buyer makes. Make a shortlist of the best suggestions that you get. Vet the people, take the ideas that stand out, and choose the ones that may work around you and your budget.

The trick here is to set a worst-case price and discuss it with your real estate agent. This one allows you to set an asking price as well. You should aim to reject any offers that are lower than the figure that you agreed on. 

A common mistake that sellers do is to focus on the highest offers when the truth of the matter is that they should focus on the terms of the contract.

If you set a worst-case price and accept offers that go above that, you can choose the terms that come with every proposal. Eventually, you can select the right person.

Second, look at the possibility of the deal falling apart. Studies have shown that transactions with first time buyers, people looking for a second home, and cash buyers work and do not fall apart. When choosing a buyer, you should consider this possibility as there are costs associated with transactions that fell through.

Third, you should check your emotional response to a potential buyer. You should check out if you like a potential buyer. Trust your gut. A person's emotional response matters because you are giving away your house to strangers.

Finally, you want a buyer who would move in close to your moving date. It could be a little burdensome for you to change the time of your moving day because your buyer’s moving day is before yours. Talk about this detail and make sure that you clarify everything with your real estate professional.

Now that you know how to choose the right buyer for your house, it is important to decide based on what you prioritize. Contact your preferred real estate professional so you can get better advice on how to select the right buyer and give them a piece of your history.

About the Author
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Linda A. Cappello. Broker, GRI, ABR

 

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."