Here are 10 reasons why you should hire an agent to sell your home
1. Real estate agents have market knowledge. Because of their
access to the most recent market data, agents are able to give
you advice on realistic purchase and listing prices. Plus, they can
provide you with a report of comparable homes for sale and historic
market data, so that you can ensure you’re getting the most for
2. They negotiate for you. One of the most difficult tasks whether
buying or selling a home, is handling the negotiations. Many times,
real estate agents can help you to get creative with your offers, so
that you end up with a deal that has your best interests in mind.
3. They coordinate and host your showings. Whether you’re
buying or selling, real estate agents can be a lifesaver when it
comes to doing the hard work for you. When selling your home, it
is almost impossible to coordinate showings and open houses in
between your work and life schedule. A real estate agent will be
there for you when a last minute showing comes up in the middle
of the day or when you need to schedule 15 appointments on a
4. Real estate agents offer additional ways to find and sell homes.
When looking for a new home, real estate agents have the inside
scoop on the latest listings – sometimes even before they hit the
MLS. Through their relationships, they’re able to quickly assess the
seller’s situation in order to give you advice on offer negotiation
tactics. When selling, real estate agents will leverage their networks
in order to sell your home more aggressively to other agents. The
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of
real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous
clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts.
5. Realtors know how to sell homes. Today, prospective buyers
expect professional photos and videos to accompany your listing.
Let your real estate agent handle staging and marketing your home
across various channels. Plus, let them screen candidates before
you spend your extra time cleaning your home for a showing.
6. They will help you negotiate inspections. If you’re planning on
buying a new home, expect for your inspector to find things that
need to be fixed before closing. Your real estate agent will help
you wade through your inspection report and decide which items
should fixed prior to closing. On the selling side, your real estate
agent will provide the same guidance when your buyer comes back
with fix requests.
7. Real estate agents will connect you with trusted partners.
As you buy or sell a home, you may need to hire additional
professional services, including: inspectors, lawyers, moving
companies, plumbers, title companies and more. Let your real
estate agent recommend people that they have a good reputation
in your community.
8. Your realtor will guide you through the closing process. At the
closing table, your real estate agent will be right there with you to
explain each piece of paperwork before you sign. It will make you
feel more at ease with the process.
9. They will help you stay
objective. Whether buying or
selling a home, it’s important to
stay objective during negotiations
in order to get the best deal.
10. Great agents will help you
buy or sell a home quickly.
If you’re using an agent
in our preferred network,
you’ll know that you’re
working with the best. As
you can see from these
statistics, our agents sell
homes quickly and at
the best price.