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How to realistically manage your home selling expectations

by Vera Oliveira 07/01/2024

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Deciding to list your home on the real estate market is a huge decision, and for many it’s easy to get swept away by all the motion and turbulence accompanying the journey. However, by setting realistic goals and expectations, you can streamline the home selling process.

Understand the housing market

You may own a beautiful home, but even a top-notch residence may be difficult to sell depending on the housing market's conditions. By allocating time and working with a real estate agent to study the real estate market, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market.  

In a buyer's market, there’s typically an abundance of homes and a shortage of buyers. Therefore, sellers may need to price their houses competitively to raise interest from buyers.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there’s usually an abundance of buyers and a shortage of homes. This means a seller probably won't have to wait long to receive purchase offers to purchase after listing their residence. 

To distinguish a buyer's market from a seller's market, examine the prices of recently sold homes in your area and find out how long these properties were listed before being sold. This information enables you to review the level of interest in properties in your city or town and can help you list accordingly. 

Know your home's strengths & weaknesses

Even though your home may hold personal value, it’s still important to seek professional examination to determine areas in need of improvement. 

During a home inspection, a property expert examines a residence both inside and out. This may include the structure of the home, windows and doors, the HVAC system and more. Then, once finished, they can provide a detailed report. With this information, you can make needed repairs and price your home fairly. 

Collaborate with a real estate agent

A real estate agent can provide their expertise and help you in examining the market, understanding where your home falls as a listing, and can help you nail down a timeline to keep your home selling journey on track. 

With the help of a real estate professional and in-depth examination of your home and local market, you can set realistic expectations to get your home sold smoothly.

About the Author

Vera Oliveira

I am focused, self motivated, dream big and am committed to act in the best interest of my clients!


As an incredibly driven and self-motivated Realtor®, my utmost passion lies in serving your best interests and guiding you through one of life's most significant decisions. With a deep understanding of the importance of a comfortable and nurturing home environment, I strive to help families create lasting memories in their ideal living spaces. My clients are my top priority, and I am committed to providing a seamless, stress-free experience from start to closing.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I have called Massachusetts home since 1988, immersing myself in the region's rich natural beauty and historical heritage. Over the years, I have cultivated strong relationships within the community and acquired an intimate knowledge of the local residential markets. This unique combination enables me to offer invaluable insights and act as a dependable resource, skillfully matching clients with properties that perfectly suit their needs.
With over 22 years of experience in real estate and a background of 30 years in sales, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. I approach each transaction with meticulous attention to detail, taking the time to listen and truly understand my clients' goals. By employing a contemporary marketing approach, leveraging strong negotiation skills, and maintaining constant communication, I provide a high-end service that ensures buyers find their dream homes within their budgets and sellers effectively market their properties for optimal returns. Witnessing the overwhelming joy of clients at a successful closing is immensely rewarding to me.
My dedication to personalized service and strict adherence to confidentiality are the cornerstones of my professional competency. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned seller, my warm and caring approach makes me the perfect agent to guide you through the process. As a testament to my track record of results, I have proudly achieved recognition as an award-winning Realtor, ranking among the top producers year after year.
Beyond real estate, I have a profound love for travel, enjoy golfing and participating in fitness classes. I am actively involved in volunteering with organizations such as "We all Volunteer", JFS, and I passionately support the life-saving work of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Additionally, I nurture a deep interest in studying architectural characteristics during my travels.
It brings me tremendous joy to know that I am positively impacting people's lives through the life-changing decision of homeownership. Whether you are seeking to buy or sell your home, I am genuinely thrilled and honored to guide you along the journey and contribute to your success story.