How a real estate agent can save you time, money and stress when selling your home
Learn how hiring an experienced realtor can improve the home selling process
Selling a home requires a lot of work and can be an intimidating task to take on alone.
There are a few ways you can go about putting your home on the market: through a real estate agent, through an online home-selling platform, or you can handle the sale by yourself — known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).
Keep reading to learn more about how a realtor can make your selling experience smooth sailing.
Using a Real Estate Agent can save you money
If you sell your home yourself, you will have to pay out of pocket to stage, list and market your home—all of which can add up to a hefty bill.
If you use an online platform, although the home may sell faster, they generally sell for less than you would on the traditional market. You also have to pay to use these platforms which may include hidden fees.
Realtors, on the other hand, have access to specialized marketing tools and the local Multi-Listing Service (MLS) which increases your listing visibility. They also know how to strategically sell a home based on their knowledge of market value and pricing strategy and can expertly navigate a sale to get you the best outcome.
Using a Real Estate Agent can save you time
As a FSBO seller, you are solely responsible for hosting open house events, scheduling tours, and taking phone calls from potential buyers.
On the other hand, an online platform lists your home to an exclusive, smaller pool of potential buyers. Although there are less logistics to manage, using this platform could potentially eliminate competition from other buyers with a larger budget.
Having a realtor dedicated to managing calls, viewings and open house events enables you to focus on your daily life without the frequent interruptions that come along with home selling.
Using a Real Estate Agent can save you the stress
Using an online platform or as a FSBO seller, you will be the one negotiating the sale and singling out the strong offers from the less serious buyers.
Selling a home is a legal transaction, so you will also be responsible for making sure the legal documents are accurate. If an important document is overlooked, it could potentially result in a lawsuit.
Realtors are involved in the selling process from start to finish, saving you the stress of doing everything yourself.A seasoned realtor will be able to spot serious buyers and focus on the strongest offers. They will also understand the legal processes and have access to resources that enable them to check potential buyers’ qualifications with ease.
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It’s important to have a qualified real estate professional on your side, who is dedicated to managing these aspects of home selling on your behalf.