When it comes to selling your home, there is a lot of added value when hiring a real estate agent to help. However, you may think selling your home by yourself may be a better idea. You might think it’ll save you money or that you’ve read enough online to know how to navigate the process of selling real estate, but we think you should reconsider that. When deciding to sell your home on your own, you should take these five things into consideration first.
Real estate agents are trained professionals. During the process of selling a home there is plenty of paperwork that you may have no idea how to get through, while an agent knows exactly what to do because of they’ve been there before. On top of that, real estate agents know the market better than anyone since they are working in the real estate industry and have built up experience and knowledge in order to help you sell your home. They will also know how to get you the best deal.
When it comes to marketing your listing, First Weber real estate agents have a lot of resources that will get your home sold. Your property will have its own listing website, your agent can leverage your property on their social networks, they can use print advertising, etc. The amount of exposure they will be able to get your property will help you sell your home faster and for the right price!
Even if you’re generally good at negotiating, it’s a different ball game when negotiating your home sale. Our agents have dealt with all kinds of offers from all-cash offers to bidding wars to offers well below asking price. They will know how to handle those situations for you. Also, if you plan on negotiating your home sale without an agent, there is a good chance your buyer has an agent working with them who you will have to negotiate with. They will certainly have the upper hand given they are a real estate professional.
Selling a home is A LOT of work. Even if you feel like you can handle it yourself, you are going to be putting a lot on your plate, especially since you don’t have experience selling a home on your own. You will need to take calls from interested buyers, advertise on your own and a hundred other things that will take up the majority of your time. It will save you a lot of time and unnecessary stress to have an agent handle those tasks for you.
Correctly Pricing Your Home
Pricing your home is no easy task. It’s also hard to separate emotions from the listing price you want to place on your home because of all of the memories you’ve made there and the hard work you’ve put in to get your home ready to sell. You are likely going to think your home should be priced much higher than market value because of those emotional factors. Once again, real estate agents are there to help you with pricing advice. They know the market, the neighborhoods, comparable housing prices, school districts and everything else that will be factored into properly pricing your home.