Why Every Home Seller Needs a Realtor: Maximize Benefits, Minimize Risks
Before your home hits the market, you’ll have to decide whether or not you want to be represented by a realtor. Is the price of commission worth the advantages you’ll get when you hire an agent? Here’s what you need to know about the risks of selling privately and the benefits of working with a professional.
Gain more exposure
When you’re represented by a realtor, your listed home will be posted on MLS sites such as realtor.ca. This allows buyers’ agents to find your home and recommend it to their clients. Your realtor can also promote on other platforms and get word about your property out to other realtors in their network. With this kind of marketing, not only will your home be getting more exposure, but it will be the right kind of exposure. You’ll be more likely to get discovered by buyers who are seriously interested in your home rather than those who are curious but aren’t likely to make an offer. If you’re selling privately, you might miss out on some offers since buyers’ realtors might be more reluctant to recommend your property to their clients.
Hire the right realtor to ensure maximum exposure. All Realtors are not the same, they all have their own marketing plan. So be sure to ask how many homes a year do they sell? How many years experience? Also ask how they plan on marketing your home and ask to see their marketing plan.
Increase your sale price
When you have a trained professional negotiating for you, you’re guaranteed to end up with better offers without the hassle of doing it all on your own. Your realtor will negotiate for the best price, closing date, and other details, from furniture to requirements in conditional offers. Before the negotiating begins, a realtor will help you settle on an asking price that is both realistic and satisfying for you. Since you’ll have the benefit of an objective opinion on the pricing of your home, you can rest assured that your emotions aren’t getting in the way of pricing your home correctly. No need to worry about underpricing and not getting the value you deserve for your property, or overpricing and being unable to sell. An agent will also give you an estimate of how much your property is worth, and advise you on how to maximize the value of your home so that you won’t have to accept an offer that’s too low for your liking.
Get the expertise you need
Don’t risk missing significant details in your contract that could come back to haunt you later. Your realtor will make sure that all of your documents are in order, and you’ll be able to contact them anytime with questions from the time your home is listed until they close the deal. A realtor will help you navigate smoothly through any problems that arise, and advise you on how to proceed. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of, and there won’t be any lingering issues after closing.
Being represented by a realtor who understands your needs and works with you to meet them is priceless. Are you a seller looking for the right agent? Contact our team today and get all of these benefits and more.