Selling Your Home in Idaho 

1.) Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle. Allow your agent to describe the current market conditions and what trends buyers are making when presenting offers.

2.) Prepare you home for the buyer - Maximize the strengths of your property and fix up it's weaknesses. You want the buyer to walk away from your home with a lasting good impression. When selling a car, you wash it, wax it, vacuum it out, shine the chrome and brighten the tires...How much more important is the sale of your house?

3.) Find a good real estate agent that understands your needs. Use a REALTOR® (A Member of the National Association of Realtos) - Make sure that your agent is loyal to you, and can negotiate to help you achieve your goals. In addition, they should be assertive and honest with both you and the buyer. Experience counts when choosing the right agent

4.) Be prepared for negotiation - Learn and understand your buyer's situation; what are their motives? Can you demand a big deposit from them? Try to lock in the buyer so that the deal goes through.

5.) Negotiate for the best price and the best terms - Learn how to counter offer to get more from every offer.

6.) Make sure the contract is complete - Be honest with your disclosures; you do not want to lose the deal because you were lying or diminishing your home's defects. Insist the buyers get a professional inspection. This will protect both you and the buyer.