5 Reasons to Sell Your Home With a Realtor
If you’re considering selling your home, the first thing you’ll want to do is contact a realtor. We know you may think going with a “Homes for Sale by Owner” option, or FSBO, is a more cost-effective option. However, having the convenience and assistance of an agent will make the home-selling process smoother and more profitable in the end. How? Find out by reading the top five reasons to sell your home with a realtor below.
- Makes Marketing Your Home Easy
Getting the word out about your home going on the real estate market is harder than you may think. A “For Sale” sign in your front yard and advertising it online can only go so far. With a real estate agent, your listing will get greater exposure across a variety of platforms. Your agent’s access to useful listing services, as well as a network of other real estate agents who have clients that may be interested in your property.
- Saves You Time
Between setting up showings and negotiating contracts, selling your home without a real estate agent can be draining and ultra time-consuming. This excess work on top of your already busy schedule can leave your property on the market for longer than anticipated, which typically leads to a lower selling price. Agents are trained and dedicated to selling your house in an efficient amount of time. They have the skills needed to make the most of your viewings by potential buyers and will save loads of time, and likely money, in the long run.
- Accurate Pricing
Real estate agents are well versed in the latest market trends and have the proper experience to arrive at a reasonable price based on your property’s value. Pricing your home too high can ward off potential buyers, while setting the bar too low will prevent you from making the best profit possible. Therefore, it’s important to have someone who knows exactly what they’re doing.
- Reliable Negotiation
Once you get your home on the market and find potential buyers, then comes the sometimes difficult negotiations. Luckily, your real estate agent will take care of all the negotiations for you. Realtors are familiar with the market in your area and are actively selling homes on a weekly basis. Therefore, they’ll have the knowledge to help better negotiate with buyers, the buyer’s attorney, inspectors, and the bank.
- Helps With Legalities and Contracts
When it comes to the legal aspects of selling a home, it’s important to get the details right. Therefore, leaving the contracts and paperwork to experienced professionals is highly recommended. Your realtor will take care of the closing process and the accompanying documentation, which will help you avoid any liabilities or oversights.
Overall, selling your home with a realtor will make the selling, marketing, and closing process easier and more reliable. If you’re looking to put your home on the real estate market, contact a Knob & Key agent today!