Listing your home at the right market price is a rule that Realtors must live by. Ok, its not really a rule but we all have to follow the current market trends. A Real Estate Agent will work to get the best comparables that will ensure that your home is marketed at top dollar.
2. Better home presentations
Showings, showings, showings! Showings are worth their weight in gold. Typically a Realtor will be present with any party that enters your home whether it be a buyer looking on an appointment or if your agent is holding an open house during the day. When you have a professional Realtor present they can discuss concerns and answer questions to potential buyers.
3. Get more buyer exposure
When you hire a Realtor to sell your home you should ask them about their marketing strategy. Every Realtor should have a good marketing strategy. Generally that strategy is in 3 phases. Internet exposure, canvasing the neighborhood, inviting neighbors to open houses or broker opens, and a good social media presence. Some Realtors go above and beyond and get drone videos which is awesome!
4. Higher offers from buyers
When you use a Realtor to sell your home they come equipped with the ability and power to negotiate contracts. A good Realtor will know how to work a deal and come out with the top market price that the market will allow. Sometimes buyers get into a bidding war which can really drive up the price of your home if the right buyers come around and they really want the property. All Realtors have marketing strategies that they implement to get the right exposure to your property.
5. Negotiates inspection results
Inspections are a thing. People want to feel secure and good about purchasing a home that can cost anywhere from $100,00 and beyond. And I don't blame them. Depending on what information comes out of the inspection will determine where the deal goes. Perhaps there is a foundation problem that needs to be fixed or perhaps the property got appraised at a higher value etc. etc. Whatever happens a Realtor should be there to negotiate the contract for you.
6. Speeds up time to close
A good Realtor will have knowledge on how loans and transactions close when they go through the motions. There are many do's and don'ts when it comes to purchasing or selling a property. A lender will tell you not to make any large purchases or not to quit your job when you are looking to buy. When selling, a good Realtor will be proactive with paperwork so that things and processes get finished in a timely manner. Always ask for updates from your Realtor as well so you know where the transaction is going.
7. Home sells at top dollar
This point is linked to receiving higher offers from buyers. When you use a Realtor to sell your home they will input it into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which all Realtors have access to. This means that you will gain exposure and other Realtors will basically be working for you to get your home sold. When you have more people looking at your listing you increase the chances of finding someone who is determined to purchase your home which is the exact type of person you are looking for to make sure your home sells at top dollar.