Hire an agent
You’re thinking about selling your home, but you’re stuck on the age-old question:
Are you going to list your home yourself or are you going to use a listing agent?
Why to hire an agent?
Agents understand the market
A listing agent is an expert in the local market, as well as current sales data. These are huge benefits when it comes to selling your home.
Agents lowers your risk
When you have an agent, you share some of the risk of home buying and selling. As a seller, you’re paying the real estate agent to assist you, advise you, and help navigate the transaction legally and safely.
Agents works closely with all parties
The loan officer, appraiser, property inspector, and others all have jobs to do during a transaction. Your average homeowner simply isn’t privy to all the details that must be tracked during the course of a home sale.
Private seller mistakes
The private seller tries to sell the property at a price higher than the real market price, thereby prolonging the sale process.
A private seller has no experience in real estate sales, negotiations, does not have the appropriate marketing tools.
The agents are closely involved in the market on a daily basis, are in constant contact with other agents and take advantage of this to bring the property to others.
A listing agent can require interested parties to get pre-qualified or even pre-approved before viewing your home. This reduces the number of showings , which reduces the burden on you, especially if you’re still living in the home.
Pricing the home to sell
Signing the contract
Taking professional pictures, videos
Marketing the home
Check the legal background
Scheduling the closing (notary, payment)