Advantages of Using a Realtor to Sell Your House
TO BUY A HOME :
TO SELL A HOME:
When it comes to selling your home, you
don’t want to dish out more money than you have to. It seems easy to put your
house on the market and sell it yourself, but it may make more sense to use a
Realtor. Realtors have the knowledge and trained skill to help in the selling
process. Realtors also have marketing research experience under their belts
that will give your home the most exposure. There are several advantages that
are more beneficial to you when using a Realtor to help you sell your home.
A Realtor is able to give
your home more exposure than you would be able to if you were selling it
yourself. They can list your home on MLS (multiple listing service), their
realtor website, magazines and other advertisement listings. A realtor comes
out to view your home, and then writes an attractive ad that will engage
readers and grab their attention. When writing the ad, a realtor knows how to
focus on the main elements of your home that make it sellable. If you attempt
to sell your own home, you may miss mentioning a few features that would have
otherwise helped you make the sale. You also may not have the tools to reach as
many buyers as a realtor would.
Another advantage of
hiring a professional Realtor to sell your home is their knowledge to price it
correctly. If you sell your own home, your price may be unrealistic. A realtor
is experienced in searching the housing market to see what properties are
selling for in your area. They have the tools to establish a more realistic
price and attract the highest bidder. While you may discuss with the realtor
how much you’d like to sell for, they are able to negotiate with you and market
your home to sell quickly for the most money.
When you use a
professional realtor to sell your home, they serve as the negotiator for you.
They understand that you want to sell your home as quickly as possible, and for
the most money possible. They work with you to help you reach that goal. They
are able to accept reasonable offers and negotiate in counter-offers. Once an
offer is made and accepted, realtors can handle any issues regarding escrow and
draw up any legal contracts.
Getting Qualified Buyers
When selling your home, you certainly want to rely on a realtor to help you
get the most qualified buyer. Looking for a qualified buyer may take you a
longer time, which will delay the sale of your home. A realtor has access to a
list of pre- screened, qualified buyers that are ready to purchase in your area.
This is not a database homeowners have the option to use. When a realtor finds
the most qualified buyer, they are able to move on to the home selling process.
A Realtor has knowledge
and training in working the current real estate market. They are trained in
marketing and have negotiation skills. Before selling, your realtor will
explain how the first impression of your home should appear to potential
buyers. They also offer you any tips that will get your home in the best shape
to sell fast. Your realtor will walk you through the correct steps to sell your
home and let you know what you should expect. You will be made aware of your responsibilities
and rights as a seller. Your realtor will also discuss any financing options
you may consider when selling.
There are certain things
you may not think of when you are trying to sell your home. For example, your
realtor may advise you to take a home equity line of credit before you list
your property. This line of credit will help you fix any necessary repairs
before you sell. Also, as a seller you may be unaware that once your home is
listed, you cannot take out a loan on it. Your realtor may remind you not to
make a major purchase (such as a car), because doing so changes your
debt-to-income ratio. This could make you ineligible for a home loan.
There are many reasons for hiring a
professional realtor to sell your home. Some are things that you may have never
even considered. A realtor is worth the investment to help you make the most
money, and help the buyer save money. If you decide to hire a realtor, make
sure to speak to more than just one so you will find the one to best serve you.
Associates of Fairfax Realty is a team of licensed agents working daily to get
homes sold for our clients in all parts of the metro area. We delight our
clients by delivering world class service every step of the way and we
strive to create a win-win situation this is all part of our values and
beliefs. Contact us @ 301-613-2043, email email@example.com or visit
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