Thinking about selling your home? Don’t do it alone.
I get it. In our current market, it seems easy to sell a home on your own. And it may be a successful outcome. Then again, maybe not; a seller could soon realize they need and experienced guide and advocate to help them through the process.
Here are ten value laden reasons to hire a real estate agent to help sell your home.
Understand the local market
The internet gives sellers and buyers more information now than ever before. 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.
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.
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.
Marketing and pricing strategies
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.
Sell for top dollar
All sellers want their property to sell for list price, if not more. Studies show that enlisting the aid of an agent to sell your home nets much more money than trying to do it alone.
Negotiate in your best interest
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.
Spot potential challenges
Every real estate transaction is different, and setbacks or hiccups often occur. At the most inconvenient time. Sellers who list on their own may not have the experience or know-how to deal with these issues.
Offer tips to improve your home’s value and make it more attractive to buyers
What could or should you do to boost your home’s value and help it sell quickly in a competitive market? Ask me.
Tap into a network of agents
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.
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.