If you are preparing to sell your home, you already know that it can be an intimidating task. The world of real estate is shrouded in mystery to the average person. Some of that is misconception but some of that is valid. The reason most people feel intimidated by selling a home is because there are a lot of property laws and marketing know how that goes into successfully selling a house at the right price.
Realtors exist so that average people can have an expert at their disposal to help them navigate this most important financial process. Attempting to sell your home without the assistance of a Realtor is a big risk that could cost you big bucks. Here are a few key reasons why you should consult with a Realtor prior to selling your next home:
They Know the Law
Realtors have spent significant time studying how laws impact the buying and selling of real estate. They understand how to legally execute a sale to ensure that all parties are abiding by the letter and spirit of the law. More importantly, they are available to make sure that you (their client) do not get taken advantage of or strong-armed by the buyer or their representatives.
They Know the Market
A knowledgeable Realtor can help you honestly evaluate the true value of your home and how that will translate to buyer activity in the market. While you may have strong opinions as to your home’s worth, they can provide you with the data you need to make an informed decision. Additionally, a Realtor can be objective when it comes to suggesting improvements that might need to be done to ensure you get top dollar for your property. Finally, Realtors are experts at marketing your home through multiple channels such as the MLS, online, in-print, and in-person (open houses).
They Know Buyers
Realtors spend much of their time speaking with people who are looking for new homes. Between their contacts and those of their colleagues, they have access to a significant number of buyers that you just cannot reach by simply placing a “for sale” sign in your yard. Realtors excel at matching the right buyer with the right seller at the right price, ensuring that everyone comes out ahead at the close of the transaction.
While there are some who are tempted to save a few dollars and try to sell your home on your own, most quickly realize that the value delivered by Realtors far outweigh their expense.
Scott Myers, Century 21 Scott Myers, Realtors