Selling your home is a big deal. You deserve and want an experienced expert real estate professional on your side! Doing so will save you time and money. Along with helping you stay objective and representing your best interests throughout the selling process, here's a list of reasons why you should use a real estate agent to sell your home.
1. Real Estate Agents Possess Overall Market Knowledge
As you begin the process of selling your home you want to have an expert that can guide you through the process. A real estate agent has access to a variety of data about recent home sales in your neighbourhood, which will allow you to price your home accordingly. Along with this agents can access your local MLS. Your home will be included in the MLS, so agents helping home buyers can be shown the various details.
2. Real Estate Agents Are Trained in the Many Legalities of Selling a Home
Selling your home is one of the largest transactions you’ll make, so make sure you don’t miss a step in the process. During the selling process there is tons of paperwork that needs to be completed. A real estate professional ensures selling your home will go smoothly and 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 for sale cannot become your full time job--it will be difficult to get home from work for showings, make flyers, etc. 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 a middle person (the buyer and seller real estate agents) the negotiation is not always easy. Be prepared. An agent acting on your behalf 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.