True or False Answers
Selling a home
Big companies have no particular market advantage–everyone uses the same database of homes–and each has very good agents and very bad agents
Good agents know how to price a home so that it attracts lots of buyers at the same time to maximize your return. The price cannot be too high or it will discourage buyers but must be high enough to get you the most money.
This seems like a good idea but buyers hate it. They want to experience your house on their own terms and focus on what is important to them without having to be courteous to you. It will often kill the deal.
More important is getting the house ready by stripping excess clutter, doing minor repairs that make a big impact and de-personalizing.
Buying a home
Contrary to popular belief, you put yourself at a disadvantage if you start out talking to and dealing with the seller’s representative. You may even be precluded from bringing in your own agent!
A seller can decide not to accept for any reason not protected by law (discrimination against a protected class).
PA Agency law is incomprehensible to almost everyone. Unless your agent is operating as a buyers agent, you are not getting basic protections. Sage only represents buyers, so we focus only on their needs.
Codes are updated but there is no requirement that homes be upgraded to keep up. Your contract and local resale regulations will spell out your rights.