Why you need a real estate agent in your corner
Can you imagine going through the home selling process alone only to find out you forgot an important step or left money on the table? There are many nuances to selling a home and trying to go about it without a real estate agent in your corner is not only overwhelming, but can also be costly. According to the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, “homes sold through a real estate agent sold for 96 percent of the list price as opposed to homes sold For Sale By Owner.”
A real estate agent can guide you through the process of selling your home and will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive a valuable price. He or she will track the paperwork, correspond with the buyer’s agent and contract counteroffers, if needed. However, that is only a small glimpse of what your real estate agent can and will do for you. Your agent will pull comparisons on similar homes in your area to best assist you in pricing your home and will aggressively market it.
Real estate agents have access to a special database called the MLS, which allows other real estate agents to find your home through searches. When your real estate agent uploads your listing to MLS, third-party websites, such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and so on will populate your listing in their databases. Many real estate agents also provide specialized and individualized marketing strategies to help sell your home quickly.
Don’t try to sell your home by yourself
Having a real estate agent ensures you receive the best opportunity to sell your home in the marketplace. If you have more questions on the importance of having an agent, please contact us below!