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What Buyers and Sellers Have in Common


Posted: April 19, 2011 by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

While home-buyers and -sellers may feel like they are on the opposite side of things, they really have more in common than they realize. Both buyers and sellers rely heavily on their real estate agents to help them through the process. And, both buyers and sellers expect a real estate agent to have their best interests at heart. By understanding both sides of the process, it will be easier for you to sell your Jacksonville, NC real estate or purchase your Jacksonville, NC real estate.

Emotional Stake


Both buyers and sellers have an emotional stake in their property. Sellers are having a hard time parting themselves from the memories their home holds, while buyers can get attached to a property quickly. Just one aspect of a home, such as a wrap-around porch or picket fence can immediately make a buyer want to purchase a home.

Best Value


Both buyers and sellers want to get the most value for their money. Buyers want to get a house for as little money as possible, while sellers want to get the most money they can for a property. Both are relying heavily on their real estate brokers to help them get the best value.

Closing Costs


In negotiations, neither side wants to pay closing costs. However, a home-seller can use this to their advantage by not lowering the price of a home, but offering to pay the closing costs. This way the buyer will think they won the battle, but in reality both sides are winning.

By having a better understanding of both sides of the home buying/selling process, it will help you be a more knowledgeable participant. So, whether you are looking for Wilmington, NC new homes or looking to sell your Wilmington, NC home, you know what to expect.

Looking for a real estate agent to help you through the process? Trust the professionals at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty. Contact us today.

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