How tempting it is when you get an unsolicited offer to sell your home before you put it on the market.
Maybe you’ll have no, or at least a reduced, brokerage fee. There’ll be no open houses that require your preparation and evacuation. And forget about the anxiety of waiting for a buyer to bite, conducting fruitful negotiations and wondering, “What if?”
Don’t do it.
The situation arises more often that you might imagine. Hell, it happened to me when I moved back to Manhattan from Washington, D.C.
But don’t do it.
There is ample for reason for rejecting an early offer or equivocating should one surfaces: Continue reading