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HELPFUL TOOL from Florida Lifestyle Realty

Q: Thinking about selling your own home?
Ask yourself these brief questions.
Ideally, you should be able to answer an unqualified “YES” to each of the following questions. As you go through these items, please keep in mind that a professional Realtor® is skilled in every area below and beyond!

Seller’s Questionnaire

Price NO YES
Do I have sufficient data to price my property realistically? Am I familiar with what comparable properties have sold for recently and what adjustments to those amounts I would need to make for my property?

Communication NO YES
Did you effectively communicate with your agent about any concerns you may have? Did you stress over something for a week before picking up the phone and call or email your agent?

Condition NO YES
Did you make an effort to clean and de-clutter your home before allowing your agent to show your property? Did you ask your agent about home staging help?

Marketing NO YES
Do I have a complete understanding of real estate marketing and am I able to expose my property through the widest print and online channels – local, regional and national?

Availability NO YES
Was I available at a short notice to have my home available for a showing? Am I prepared to forego social or business plans for an extended period, as I must be available at all times?

Legal NO YES
Can I draw proper contracts, recognize unreasonable contingencies, understand disclosure and agency relationships? Would I be on sound legal ground if conflicts arose?

Negotiations NO YES
Can I handle the natural conflict of interest when working directly with a buyer, trying to protect my own interests versus my desire to accommodate his/her?

Qualifying Buyers NO YES
Can I professionally screen and handle innumerable inquiries? Can I differentiate between lookers and serious buyers? What kind of documents can I use to screen buyers and am I able to obtain them?

Financial NO YES
Do I have expert knowledge of the current mortgage situation: assumptions, buy downs, ARMS and or secondary financing?

Safety and Security of Family NO YES
Am I willing to have members of my household exposed to strangers?