Lifestyles over 50 Finance & Money
- Do not attend your own open house (sellers). Potential buyers like to imagine themselves in a home, and this is difficult with the buyer present.
- Abstain from making large purchases during the home buying process (buyers). This can impact what you can afford or slow the approval process.
- Maintain good communication with the realtor (buyers and sellers). Providing and receiving good feedback as well as timely responses are key in capitalizing on opportunities and mitigating pitfalls as your real estate agent guides you through the process.
- Keep your home clean and tidy (seller). No one wants to see your dirty laundry (or clean laundry), period.
- Keep appointments (buyers and sellers). Consistently running late or rescheduling impedes the process.
- Be honest (buyers and sellers). On each side of the transitions, be clear and upfront with your situation. Whether its concealing issues with the home or overstating your purchase power, the issues will come to light. It is best to deal with them upfront and let the realtor guide you to the best outcome.
- Being unrealistic (buyers and sellers). Both overpricing your home and submitting an unwarranted “low ball” offer will be unproductive. Listen to the experts and act accordingly.
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Elissa Clausnitzer, SRS is a licensed Realtor with Weichert Realtors and has over 30 years of experience in real estate. Elissa specializes in helping boomers and seniors achieve their goals in their next step in life. Call her at 610-573-0386.