When you decide to sell your house, you will probably try to save wherever you can. And that’s perfectly understandable. However, before you finalize your decision, we encourage you to look into the advantages of working with a real estate agent. It does not cost anything to inform and gather some insights about the topic so that in the end, you can make your decision comfortably; knowing that you have fully researched and understood your options.
What Do Real Estate Agents Really Do?
If you were never involved in the process of selling a house, you may not be familiar with the practices of a Realtor®. A Realtor® is a person who owns a real estate license and professionally sells and buys homes for a certain percentage of commission. This could be ranging from 5% to 8%. Once hired, an agent is responsible for all the paperwork, the marketing, the analysis of the market and other tasks, such as giving advice on how to make your home more appealing or arranging an open house.
A real estate agent will do an in-depth analysis of the local market to see for how much similar homes were sold in the neighbourhood and will try to sell your house for a similar price. You may think that you can do this by yourself but having a real estate agent calculate the selling price will give you a more accurate understanding of your house’s value. Home owners have the tendency to overestimate their property. Often, they are still struggling to sell their homes months after months, when they finally decide to hire a real estate agent. Having your house up for sale for so long without any takers may also put you and your house in a negative light. Prospective buyers – who may otherwise be interested – will think that there must be some hidden problem with the house itself if it has been on the market for so long. Pricing it right is crucial if you want to sell your house fast.
Working With a Real Estate Agent
Selling your house and moving is a huge process to start with. Working with a real estate agent can spare you all the extra miles that you would run (maybe not even in the right direction). An agent’s routine will prove priceless when it comes to the legal work, taxes or other responsibilities. He or she will help you and answer all your questions that you may have. You will have a clear understanding of the process without having to go through all the stress by yourself.
With a Realtor® working with you, you don’t have to worry about underselling your home, either. It’s also in the real estate agent’s interest to sell your house as profitable as possible. He or she will make sure that you are getting the best offer by reaching out to his or her (broader) network, negotiating and consistently analyzing the market. You can rest assured that you are in the best hands.
5 Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent:
1. You will sell your house for what it’s worth or more.
2. You will sell your house faster.
3. You will be able to oversee the whole operation without the stress of selling it just by yourself.
4. You will save a lot of time not having to do the marketing and paperwork part by yourself.
5. You will build great relationships with new people. When buying a new house, you will already know a person who knows you and what works best for you.
Royal LePage Your Community Realty has all the professional and knowledgeable Realtors® that you need if you want to sell your home. Contact us today and an associate will be in touch with you immediately.