Choosing an Agent
Finding a great real estate agent to help you through the home selling process is critical. They’ll help you set the right price for your home, help negotiate offers and walk you through every step. They’ll be there to give you expert advice, make sure that your interests are always protected and help you get the best price for your home.
The Benefits Of Selling With A Real Estate Agent
Enlisting the help of a real estate agent with your home search is extremely beneficial. Here are some reasons why.
They’re working for you, not the buyer. The vast majority of buyers who will come to see your home will be represented by buyer’s agents. Do you want to be the only one not represented in what is most likely the biggest transaction of your life? A seller’s agent will work hard to make sure your best interests are always top of mind.
They prevent you from showing your home needlessly. Showing your home is a lot of work. You have to leave, sometimes at a moment’s notice, and make sure your house is spotless. A real estate agent will make sure you’re only going through all of that for serious buyers. They’ll take the time to ask the right questions and pre-screen buyers before they schedule a showing.
They can help you negotiate the best deal. An experienced seller’s agent has most likely negotiated hundreds of home sales. They’re familiar with your local market and what’s driving demand. This gives them an advantage in helping ensure you get the best price for your home. They’re familiar with negotiating tactics that buyer’s agents use and can make sure you have the advantage.
They keep you out of legal trouble. There are loads of paperwork involved when selling your home. It’s important that all documents are completed correctly by someone who knows what they’re doing. A real estate agent will work with you to finalize all the contracts, addendums and disclosures correctly to minimize the risk of being sued down the line. In other words, they help you protect yourself when selling your home.
How To Choose A Real Estate Agent
When selling a home, real estate agents do more than just schedule showings. They help you translate market data to successfully price your home. They bring years of experience in negotiating and navigating the home selling process so that you can have peace of mind. But how do you find the right agent? We recommend working with a member of the National Association of Realtors and holds the designation of Seller Representative Specialist. Beyond that you’ll want an agent who knows your area inside and out and is willing to work around your schedule.