Although it may be tempting to try to navigate the home selling process on your own, hiring a seller's agent can provide you with immense benefits. Seller's agents utilize their skills and experience to help take the risk and stress out of preparing a home and putting it on the real estate market. Your agent will provide an enormous amount of insight into the process and guidance on actions that will help your property sell in record time. Here are four great benefits of hiring a real estate agent to help sell your home.
The value listed on your home's appraisal is not actually the price that the market will support. Instead, the price you should set for your home will greatly depend on a number of outside factors, including current relocation trends and neighborhood walkability scores. Your real estate agent has a working knowledge of pricing figures and trends for your area due to regular review of properties on the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. Your real estate agent will use that working knowledge and the information from your appraisal to create a highly accurate price for your home.
Hiring a real estate agent gives you access to the MLS, which acts as the professional marketplace for buying and selling properties. Your agent will take pictures, write up a property description and post the information on the MLS and other listing agencies. Other real estate agents in the area will receive a notification once your property hits the MLS. Your agent will also directly contact local buyer's agents in an attempt to quickly find an interested party and start accepting bids.
Real estate agents know how to utilize furnishings to maximize the space in your home and instantly improve its aesthetics. The staging services provided by real estate agents adds warmth to the home and encourages prospective buyers to imagine themselves in that space. Your agent will bring in the furniture and decorations before the open house and remove them when the home sells.
Throughout the entire selling process, your agent will be constantly handling paperwork associated with your home. While documenting each step along the way, your agent will accept bids, negotiate a final price point and confirm the transaction on your behalf. Upon finding a buyer, your agent will provide and complete the legal contracts, so all you have to do is review and sign the paperwork.
For more information, contact Keller Williams Realty-Felicia F. Long or a similar real estate professional.