While it might seem appealing to sell your home on your own, there are many reasons why you should hire a Seller's Agent to help you sell your home. Here are some major reasons you need a sellers agent!
Knowledge and Experience
A real estate agents sole job is to assist their clients in the buying and selling process. A selling agent knows what will attract buyers to your listing, and can pinpoint anything that might need to fixed or changed to attract a wider audience.
A sellers have has more than likely have seen it all (or close to it), so they know it all! Selling your home can be stressful, especially if problems arise that you don’t know how to handle. A sellers agent has the experience selling homes, and will guide you through the process.
Real estate is a full-time job. Are you able to rush home whenever someone wants to view your home? Plan, market and host an open house alone? Can you answer your phone whenever it rings? Do you know how to screen potential buyers? Probably not. When you hire a sellers agent, they are there to respond to every call, text, email or internet inquiry on your property, host open houses, accommodate showings, and screen potential buyers, taking the stress of all the action off of your shoulders.
Hiring a sellers agent means you are hiring an entire marketing team, for no extra cost! Here at Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, we have an in-house marketing department that, along with your agent, are experts at marketing your property! They know how to make qualities that attract buyers stand home, and show your home in the best light possible. A sellers agent markets your team to their entire network, searching for a qualified buyer for your home. They also have access to the multiple listing service (MLS), and know the right websites to use to market your home.
Negotiation Takes Skill
A licensed, professional experienced buyer’s agent that has represented dozens of buyers is going to have an upper hand on a newbie seller that is emotionally attached to the home. Without a sellers agent, you are going into negotiations blindly, and without representation. Remember, a buyers agents priority is to sell the house to their client for the price the buyer wants, they have no responsibility to the seller.
Leaving Money on the Table
At the end of the day, when you are selling your home, you want to walk away with the best deal you can, which is why many people think selling on their own will save them money. Unfortunately, this is not the case. According the NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, those that sell their home by themselves, sell for an average of 10% less than they would if they had hired a sellers agent.
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