Michael Manzino learned a thing or two about finance working on Wall Street. Now a Realtor with Halstead Properties in Stamford, Conn., he has applied that same know-how to buying and selling your home for a great price. Here are his three tips for closing the deal:
THE PRICE HAS TO BE RIGHT: It’s a buyer’s market right now, and with all the information available online on sites like Trulia, and company websites like ours, www.Halstead.com, people understand pricing. If you want your home to sell, you have to price it attractively.
BE OBJECTIVE: Look at your house like a buyer would. What do you love about it? Does it have a wonderful backyard or a master bedroom complete with all the bells and whistles? Accentuate that. And neatness counts — if your kitchen counter has forty appliances on it for example, it mentally affects how the buyer is viewing your home. People want to envision a home the way they would like it to look.
USE YOUR REALTOR: You should view your Realtor almost as the quarterback for the transaction. You should view him or her as a partner and a resource, because there are several professionals involved in buying and selling your home. There's the attorney, the bank, the appraiser and inspector, to name a few. On my transactions, I make dozens of calls to everybody involved to keep them focused on closing the deal.
For inquiries on listing your home, Michael Manzino can be contacted at email@example.com.