There is a reason that 90% of all home sellers use a real estate agent. It is a lot of work in between preparing your home to be sold while getting ready to move into a new one.
If you want a hassle-free way to get your house sold quickly and for the best price then using a real estate agent is essential.
Read on for the top 5 reasons to use a seller’s agent.
1. Knowledge of Home-selling Process
Selling your home is a complex process that you usually only do once or twice your whole life. An agent, however, sells homes for a living, so they are already experts in the home-selling process.
This means that they can walk you through every step to make sure you do not miss anything. Plus, their priority is selling your property fast so that you do not have two mortgages to pay.
2. Understand the Market
A real estate agent not only knows how to sell your house, but they also understand the seller’s market. Most agents stay within particular neighborhoods so they are experts on the demands of the local area.
They will know if it is a buyer’s or seller’s market, which can affect your decisions of when to sell, who to sell to, and the initial price setting.
3. Get the Best Price
When selling a house, you want to get the best price possible to contribute to your next mortgage. This is especially true if you have lived in the house for a while and have put money into its renovations. Your ROI should reflect your investment.
A real estate agent uses their knowledge of the buyer’s needs and desires to set the right price according to the appraisal value of your home. They also compare this to the homes in the area and the current trend in the housing market.
4. Existing Marketing and Networking Resources
Hiring a seller’s agent means that you now have access to their marketing skills and networking resources. They will be able to list your home for sale on as many platforms as possible and use their connections to find the right kind of buyers.
Real estate agents are also experts in open house planning, including the staging of your home to highlight its strong qualities.
5. Handle Negotiations and Closing Paperwork
One of the best reasons to hire a seller’s agent is that they handle all the difficult aspects of selling your home, mainly the process of making a deal.
They speak to the buyer’s real estate agent and negotiate the price. The only thing you need to do is approve or disapprove the offer. Then they settle the closing paperwork for you. You just need to sign the contract and you are finished.
Finding a Seller’s Agent
Now that you know the benefits of using a seller’s agent, your next step is to find the right one. The best way to pick one is to use a referral from someone you know that has sold their house. This will ensure a proper reputation and a guaranteed skill set.
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