10 Reasons You Want a Real Estate Pro to Sell Your Home
The Colorado real estate market is in high demand with low inventory, fast moving and complex when negotiating. So if you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t do it alone! I get how it can be tempting to want to sell your own home, especially if you’ve bought and sold homes before. Because it’s so fast-moving in our current market, it seems easy to sell a home on your own and while it may be a successful outcome for you, there may be some vital things you miss out on. A seller could soon realize they need an experienced guide and advocate to help them through the process. Here are ten value-laden reasons to hire a Realtor to help sell your home. Let me show you how an experienced real estate agent like me can help you:
A Realtor…. understands the local market
The internet gives sellers and buyers more information now than ever before and that’s not always good because some of it isn’t even true. It is difficult to wade through what is accurate and what isn’t, in the context of your specific local market, and interpret what it means to your home sale. I live and work in the neighborhoods I sell in and I can tell you about the community and even give referrals if you want to make some home updates.
A Realtor… will price your home competitively
You want to sell for top dollar and in the time frame that works for you. Professional assistance helps achieve both. As a professional real estate agent I have no emotional tie to your home so my negotiations will be based on serving your best needs and nothing else.
A Realtor… will optimize online marketing strategies
Buyers are savvier than ever. We must go to where they are, and target the right ones. This is more than just putting a sign in the yard. To attract buyers we use all the online marketing tools to show your home in its best. And online listing optimizations are different than usual SEO tactics, plus listing on a professional real estate site like the Denver Multiple Listings Service (MLS) takes a real estate license.
A Realtor… strategizes marketing and pricing
The first few weeks a house is on the market are vital. The longer it remains on the market, the more likely a seller will have to reduce the listing price and/or offer incentives. Making a good first impression on initial pricing can make or break a deal and a professional agent can help with legitimate comps and not just what a Google search can return.
A Realtor… wants to sell for top dollar
All sellers want their property to sell for list price if not more, and so do Realtors. Studies show that enlisting the aid of a professional agent to sell your home nets much more money than trying to do it alone. Your agent wants to get you the best price. If the thought of paying their commission is a turn off for you, the value you get for your money will be worth it.
A Realtor… will negotiate in your best interests
Buyers are looking for a deal on a home, and likely have an experienced agent advocating for them. Having a real estate pro on your side evens the playing field, and makes sure your best interests are negotiated in the sale. Again, a professional real estate agent has no emotional tie to your home like you do. However, they do have your best interest in mind and they care how your deal turns out in every aspect.
A Realtor….can spot potential challenges
Every real estate transaction is different, and setbacks or hiccups often occur. Sometimes this happens at the most inconvenient time but an experienced real estate agent can help strategize next steps to not lose time. Sellers who list on their own may not have the experience or know-how to deal with these issues.
A Realtor… can offer tips to improve your home’s value and make it more attractive
Professional agents know what buyers are looking for also, so if you are looking to make updates to your home an agent can give you insight about the best things to do are. What could or should you do to boost your home’s value and help it sell quickly in a competitive market? Ask me, I know!
A Realtor… knows other Realtors!
I work alongside other real estate professionals and have access to a database who may have clients looking for a home just like yours. Marketing to other agents is another way to find a qualified buyer.
A Realtor… can tap into a rich network of service professionals
Real estate professionals work with a variety of service professionals and tradespeople. You may need to tap into these services; from plumber to gardener, a real estate pro can refer you to a reputable professional.
What questions do you have about selling your home? Are you in the market to buy or sell your home? Call and text me at (720) 323-4176 or email me at [email protected]