Why Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?
Selling your home is a big endeavor with lots of twists and turns. Choosing to work with a real estate professional can save you time, money and a lot of headaches. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with a real estate agent.
1. Real Estate Agents Possess Overall Market Knowledge:
A good agent knows the housing market inside and out and can help you get top dollar for your home. They will advise you on the best ways to market your property and inform you of any potential issues that might deter potential buyers.
2. Real Estate Agents Are Trained in the Many Legalities of Selling a Home
Selling your home is probably the largest transaction you’ll ever undertake, and making sure you don't miss anything is crucial. There are a lot of forms required when selling your home and missing just one little step could mean the difference between a smooth transaction and disaster. A real estate professional is an expert in this area and will make sure that everything is completely accurately and timely. They will also be able to alert you should problems arise in which you need to consult with a lawyer.
3. Real Estate Agents Are Able to Network & Coordinate Showings
Putting your home on the market and navigating the process of selling can be a full time job--it may be difficult to get home from work for showings, not to mention all of the marketing that is necessary to draw potential buyers to your home. A real estate agent becomes your marketing specialist and will be able to run open houses, set up showings, and other marketing activities to get your house seen by interested buyers. Agents are typically connected to other agents, so are able to provide referrals that help you get a quick sale.
4. Real Estate Agents Assist with Pricing to Sell, Negotiation, & Inspections/Diligence
Negotiating is tricky. While you may think it would be easier to not have the middle men (the buyer and seller real estate agents) the negotiation is not always easy. Be prepared. An agent acting as a messenger or bad guy in the process prevents any disagreements that could result in a deal being pulled from the table. Once you are under contract the agent will have many recommendations to assist with any final details to get you to the closing table.
Selling your home can be a long process that ends in a significant financial transaction. A real estate professional is a huge benefit to you during the process. The expertise of an agent allows you to better navigate the rocky waters and end up on the other side with a transaction with your best interests in mind. Please give us a call today if you are looking at listing your home.