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11 Reasons To Use A Realtor To Sell Your Home
Considering selling your property? Feeling like pulling your hair out? Selling your home on your own is a huge undertaking that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It could end up costing you money in the long run.
When you’re selling your home on your own, you may feel like you’re saving on the commission fee. But most people regret making that decision. Find out why you shouldn’t disregard the thought of hiring a real estate agent.
The main reason for hiring a real estate agent is because they act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers. This means they have more access to other properties. Since they work full-time as real estate agents, they know what needs to be done to get a deal. If you want to sell your home, you will have to take calls from interested buyers, answer their list of questions, and book appointments.
Most of those buyers may move on if you don’t respond soon enough or if you’re too busy to take their calls. On the other hand, you may book an appointment and rush home from work only to find no one shows up. Real estate agents are knowledgeable in this field, so they can do this work for you. You don’t have to worry about anything else except your everyday lifestyle.
Negotiating is Difficult
Many sellers don’t feel comfortable with the negotiation process. While it’s true that both the buyer and seller are looking out for their own interest, this isn’t an easy relationship for either party. When you’re working with a real estate agent, they can convey your feelings to the buyer. Acting as a mediator, the agent finds themselves in a position to negotiate a discount while stepping on your toes.
The real estate agent can also break the bad news to the buyer. This can prevent the buyer and seller from arguing over the transaction. As a seller, you can reject the buyer’s offer for any reason. Your real estate agent can help smooth things over by speaking on your behalf without making things personal. This can help you win this negotiation.
Contracts are Hard to Understand
When you’re selling a home, the offer for a purchase contract is to ensure and protect you in case you back out of the deal if you don’t agree with the conditions that were met. For example, if the buyer purchased your home with a mortgage but failed to include financing as one of the conditions of the finale and if they aren’t approved for the mortgage, then they could lose the deposit and you can sue them for failing to fulfill their end of the contract.
The right real estate agent should become familiar with conditions and contracts on a regular basis. They should also be familiar with the common types of conditions used, and how they can be removed. Some of these conditions can be used to protect you when selling your home.
Real Estate Agents Can’t Lie
Real estate agents may fib a little, but they can’t sell outright lies. Since they’re licensed professionals, they’re legally responsible for lying for a seller. This means that the agent you work with is bound by a lie to act under your best interest rather their own. But they will be faced with repercussions for working under your behalf.
Since real estate agents rely on word-of-mouth and repeat business to build their clientele, they’ll want to do what’s best for their clients. If you’ve noticed that your agent has been lying to you, then know that you have several options for recourse, such as your agent’s broker, in court, or a professional association.
It’s important for both buyers and sellers to seek legal counsel. But since both parties are expected to act in their best interest, there isn’t much that can be done if you found out you’ve been lied to about receiving multiple offers. Make sure to have a lawyer on hand with any questions or concerns that may come up. You don’t want to find out that selling your home could cost more than the agent’s commissions before the transaction is finalized.
Not Everyone Can Save Money
Most people hire a real estate agent to help them save money. But it’s unlikely that both the buyer and seller will avoid having to pay commissions at the same time. This is something that can be hard to avoid. The only way that you could avoid paying commissions is if you sell your home on your own. But that could still end up costing you more money than it’s worth.
Even if you choose to sell your home on your own, then you can price it based on the other properties in your area. But you could have the wrong idea of how to price your property. This means you’ll keep a percentage of the home’s sale price that would otherwise go to the real estate agent. Unless you agree with the buyer to split the savings, both of you can’t save on the commission.
The Asking Price Isn’t Right
Sometimes the asking price is too high or too low depending on the market or the price of the properties in your neighborhood. The biggest factor in selling a home in a reasonable amount of time is coming up with the right asking price. While you can search what other homes have sold for, you really can’t compare yours to theirs.
An experienced real estate agent can use a market analysis that determines your home’s condition and improvements that were made. They can also generate an accurate temperature reading of how hot the market is at the current moment.
Traditional Advertising Methods Don’t Work
Gone are the days of selling your home in newspapers and yard signs. Most sellers believe that all they have to do is install a “For Sale” sign in front of their home and people will come knocking. It takes a more methodological approach to sell and buy a home. But that hasn’t stopped of 36% of sellers from using a yard sign as their form of marketing. Selling is more difficult for sellers who only use print media since only one percent of buyers search for homes in newspaper ads.
Craigslist Isn’t Safe to Use
Craigslist and other free classified listings should be avoided at all costs. These online classified sites are breeding grounds for criminals, scammers, and other suspicious people you don’t want to come across. Real estate agents don’t need to resort to Craigslist ads. Instead, list your home on a high-quality website such as Realtor.com or Zillow.
Real Estate Agents Have the Right Tools
Ninety-one percent of real estate agents use social media for marketing. They’re focused on attracting followers to their website. They also have access to a wide variety of tools such as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). To have your home listed on the MLS, you’ll have to pay several hundred dollars, including a fee to cover the cost of the buyer’s agent fee. Due to the high costs, only 7% of homes are listed on an MLS website.
You’re Overwhelmed With Paperwork
Selling a home is more work than you anticipated. You probably feel as if you’re drowning in paperwork. Not only do you have to book appointments with potential buyers, but also once you’ve found that buyer, you have to fill out paperwork. A high level of detail is required to make the sale go through as quickly as possible.
If you make a mistake or ignore something important like an inspection report or mandatory disclosure, then you’ll end up losing the sale or facing some legal repercussions. If you choose to work with a real estate agent, you’ll find the process easier than doing it by yourself.
You Won’t Waste Time With Bargain Buyers
If you’re selling by yourself, you can’t tell who’s a potential buyer and who’s wasting your time. Real estate agents have the right tools to determine whether a potential buyer is serious or not. If you sell your home through an agent, then you’re more likely to attract the right kind of buyer you’re looking for. You may even give the buyer a commission of your savings by using the agent’s services.
There are plenty of homeowners who are unqualified to sell their homes themselves. Looking at these reasons will help you determine if you should sell your home on your own. And when you’re faced with a difficult decision, it’s best to have a professional working with you.
Remember that you won’t have to go through everything on this list. Just pick one or two reasons as to why you should work with a real estate agent. Give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, then you can try selling on your own again. You do have the time. It’s just up to you to get started.
Nest Findr Team – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
5810 Coral Ridge Dr #100
Coral Springs, FL 33076