What Are the Common Obstacles Home Sellers Face?

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What Are the CommonObstacles Home Sellers Face?


Selling homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton can be stressful. Many unexpected challenges can arise faster than you can address them. Inexperienced homeowners can end up confused and frustrated. That is why you need to hire a trusted and experienced real estate agent to help you through the process. Your agent will also advise and help you with the commonobstacles in selling a home since they already have extensive experience in handling such issues.


Find out the 5 most common challenges when selling your Shadow Cliff Pleasanton home. Read this.



Below are the top 5 challenges that homeowners face when selling their home.


1. Handling emotions

Selling a home is not just a financial transaction, it is also an emotional experience. Various emotions can surface when you sell your home. Among these are excitement, uncertainty, anxiety, and stress. Knowing how to manage your emotions can help make the home selling process smoother. One important tip is to be certain that you really want to sell your home before you get started.


2. Choosing an agent

Sellers, especially first-timers, usually have a hard time choosing the right real estate agent. With several real estate agents to choose from, how can you be sure you are selecting the right one? Work with someone who has a great track record. You should also learn how to interview prospective agents in a way that you will really get to know them and arrive at the best decision. The right agent can help you overcome the challenges of home selling. He or she can also give you an idea of your home’s worth in Shadow Cliff.


3. Preparing the home for the sale

Before you show your home to potential buyers, you have to ensure it is in good condition. Remember to clean and cover up dingy walls with a fresh coat of paint. If the carpet is already showing obvious signs of wear and tear, it might be better to replace it. Maintain a clean and polished appearance for every open house or showing. Avoid putting the house on the market prematurely as buyers will not appreciate a cluttered home. It is always better to complete all home repairs before putting your home on the market.



If you want to sell your Shadow Cliff home quick, make sure to take care of these 5 things.


4. Dealing with unrealistic home buyers

Another challenge that home sellersusually face is dealing with unrealistic buyers with low ball offers or other demands. Many buyers will want to offer a homeowner less than what their home is worth. If you do not know how to manage low ball offers, this can give you added stress. There are also some buyers who want the home to be in move-in ready condition because they are not interested in doing any repair work to the home before moving in. This scenario can frustrate a seller who has not factored in the cost of repairs and maintenance to the asking price of their home for sale.


5. Closing the deal

Many sellers think that closing the deal seems easy compared to the other stages of home selling. However, there are many things that can delay closing. One common problem that can happen before closing is a buyer getting disapproved for their  home loan. There are several factors that can lead to a buyer getting disapproved for a mortgage by the lender. Although this is beyond the seller’s power, it is still a possible problem that must be dealt with.


You don’t need to go through all these obstacles and handle the stress of selling a home by yourself. Remember, your agent’s job is to make your life easier by anticipating these obstacles and helping you avoid or solve them. Hiring a real estate agent will prove to be useful and worth it in terms of saving you time and stress as well as helping you close the deal successfully.


Check out http://www.HomeValuesPleasanton.com for more home selling ideas, and for a free market evaluation of your home in Shadow Cliff.


If you are looking for a Pleasanton luxury REALTOR® who can help you sell or buy your dream luxury home, call me, Rhonda Fee, at 925-200-0827. You can also text 925-660-7110 with any of these codes: seller411, buyer411 or homesearch. With my extensive experience and knowledge of the Pleasanton luxury real estate market, combined with a track record of satisfied clients, your next transaction will be the best move you’ve ever made!

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Rhonda Fee

Rhonda Fee is a successful Real Estate Broker & Realtor serving the Greater Bay Area. She is a highly sought after Pleasanton luxury homes Realtor® with a real estate office location in Downtown Pleasanton.


She specializes in luxury home sales and provides excellent customer service to all of her real estate buyers and sellers regardless of the price of the home. Her marketing materials are unsurpassed in quality and she prides herself on putting the client first and foremost in the entire process. Rhonda aims to please her clients in all aspects of the transaction, from best possible price for a home to making sure the communication is on task and so much more!


Rhonda achieved the Grand Master’s Achievement Award in 2014 from Bay East Association of Realtors where she ranked among other top producing peers. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.


Rhonda Fee

Broker/Owner CA BRE # 01414989

Aspire Realty Services

Phone: 925-200-0827



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