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Selling residential real estate can come with challenges

Selling a house in New York is an emotional and involved process. Especially for those who have never sold a piece of residential real estate before, knowing exactly where to start can be overwhelming. However, a few tips may help with navigating this multifaceted process.

First, being able to take negative criticism from a real estate agent is paramount. Sellers may naturally consider every complaint they receive to be a major blow to their design styles or property maintenance approaches. However, the information garnered from a legitimate complaint may very well help the sellers to unload their homes. For instance, an agent may recommend decluttering the home or cleaning the carpet to make it more aesthetically pleasing to potential buyers.

Second, dealing with last-minute requests for home showings can be inconvenient, especially for busy families. For example, a family may have only five minutes to clear and exit the home before potential buyers arrive. Staying at the home during a showing instead can be a major mistake, as this may increase the buyer's anxiety during the showing. Instead, keeping the home as tidy as possible around the clock is critical so that one can comfortably leave at a moment's notice.

Selling residential real estate, just like buying a home, is a major feat. Even a single mistake can end up costing a seller a potentially lucrative deal. However, an attorney can help to make sure that the seller makes expedient legal decisions related to the deal to ultimate protect his or her best interests in New York.

Source: realtor.com, "Selling Your Home? 8 Uncomfortable Realizations You'll Experience", Daniel Bortz, Nov. 8, 2017

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