So you have been thinking about selling your home, keeping a close eye on the market in your area and have decided, NOW, IS THE TIME! Now what? Whether you are looking to sell your home to gain some additional space or are moving to be closer to work, the home buying and selling process can be exciting and fun but, it can also come with unexpected stresses and concerns. Do you continue on your journey and sell your home on your own, or do you choose to work with a licensed Realtor? We have compiled our Top 3 reasons that working with a licensed Realtor can make all the difference for you in your home-selling process.
Networking is imperative.
One of the greatest hurdles homeowners may face when selling their home is knowing how to reach as many buyers as possible in the shortest amount of time. Although you can use social media platforms and your own network of family and friends to accomplish this, working with a seasoned agent can afford you a much larger target audience. In addition, real estate agents understand the complexities of marketing to reach your target buyers. In addition to real estate websites and access to MLS (multiple listing service) Realtors additionally have a their own network of other agents to turn to, as well as other tools to find homes you may have otherwise missed and in today's tight market, you will want to be able to have as many options as possible to find the perfect fit.
Negotiations are inevitable.
Sellers and buyers don't always see eye to eye, I know shocking right? When selling, the goal is usually to get top dollar for their home, though buyers more often than not want the best price possible. Without the experience in negotiations of a professional, you could already be at a disadvantage. Realtors have your best interest at heart and will assist you in finding a solution that best represents your wants and needs. The entire process can be more emotional for some than expected, so having someone impartial and looking out for you can be beneficial in more ways than one!
Experience earns results.
The goal is to have a smooth, fast and mutually beneficial transaction although, real estate is not always "run of the mill". Selling or buying takes time, and lot's of it. For homeowners with full time jobs, selling can be daunting. Most buyers and sellers can't just put their lives on hold! Sellers have to market, stage, and show their homes. Buyers may have to attend dozens of open houses before finding the home of their dreams. Having the assistance of a professional who knows what you want, what you need, and what you can afford can help make the pool of options more reasonable and relevant. Agents are able to dedicate their time to you so you don't have to!
In today's technologically advanced world, selling your home or buying a new one on your own might seem like a viable option for you, but at the end of the day, nothing compares to working with someone who specializes in real estate. Whether its time or money, a seasoned agent can help you save both! Whether you are investing in another home or settling down in your forever home, consider having an agent on your side, you won't regret it!