Here are some of the myths that real estate agents will use to try and win your business.
- There has never been a better time to sell
This is the favorite phrase of real estate agents who want you to sell today so they can earn their commission. Regardless of market conditions, the only right time to sell your home is when it is right for you.
- I can sell your home for $X more than everyone else
Many agents overpromise on price to get you to list with them. They know that they can work your price down over time once they’ve got the listing. The market will ultimately determine the final value of your house, not your listing agent. I will give you an honest assessment of what we think it will take to get your home sold, even if I know the number I am giving you is not what you want to hear.
- I have buyers for your house
If they had a legitimate buyer for your house, they would give you an offer, rather than try to list your house. I work with lots of buyers at any given moment. Whether I have one that matches perfectly when you are ready to sell is a matter of chance. My job is to make sure your home looks its best and to market it like crazy to buyers and their agents.