Why list with a Real Estate agent?

If your thinking about selling your home, your mind may be swirling with questions about the process. Homeowners while tempting can sell on their own, but there are many reasons why you may want to consider working with a professional real estate agent. In addition you could also consider hiring a Realtor® , which is a member subscribe to a strict code of ethics for real estate professionals. You may also be thinking you save on money right? Quite the opposite.

Just as you'd likely hire a licensed professionals to make repairs to your home, hiring a real estate agent can help give you peace of mind and confidence throughout the selling process. Listing reasons why agents are beneficial down below.


Benefits of Realtors®

You can sell your home faster + Allow you to sell for more money + Saves you time + weeding out wishy-washy home shopper + make showing less invasive + can help you negotiate + can guide you through the entire selling process

Selling Process

1. Select Realtor®

You want to partner with someone who will help you sell quickly, help with price listing, and extensively help market your property.

2. Make repairs

The condition of your home will greatly impact how quickly it sells and the price you will receive.

3. Stage the home

Home staging involves cleaning, clearing out clutter, de-personalizing, and adding a few special accents to make your home feel move-in ready for the next family.

4. Determine Listing price

Agent will prepare a CMA.Together you will review the CMA and discuss the current market conditions and competing homes for sale. All of that information, combined with your timeframe for moving, will help determine an asking price for your home.

5. Begin Marketing

The biggest tool an agent uses is the MLS, which I will advertise your home throughout many platforms. A home first enters the market, there is an initial burst of activity while active home buyers discover and view your new listing. After this stage, activity slows while waiting for new buyers to trickle into the market and show interest in your home.

6. Follow up with buyers

Feedback from buyers who have viewed your home will be an essential step in determining the appropriateness of your asking price as well as helping to determine if there are any major deterring factors.

7. Negotiate offers

It is very exciting to receive an offer for your home. Every offer includes many important details for you to consider. Because emotions often run high during the negotiation phase, it is important to have a trusted advisor/agent guiding you through this stage.

8. Remove contingencies

Many offers contain contingencies, such as financing and home sale contingencies. These protect the buyer, allowing them to be released from the contract if they are unable to obtain financing to buy your house, or if their current home does not sell in time to purchase yours. Contingencies usually contain a deadline for their completion. I will closely monitor the progress of any contingencies to ensure a successful sale of your house.

9. Attend settlement

The closing process is often referred to as “settlement”. Settlement is a brief meeting at which the relevant parties sign all the necessary paperwork needed to complete the transaction. At closing, transfer taxes must be paid and other claims settled (including closing costs, mortgage payoffs, legal fees, and adjustments). Then seller receives a check for the net proceeds of the sale.

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