Everyone is looking for ways to save money during this recession including DIY everything. And although times look bleak there are many buyers out there ready to purchase your home. Question is can you go it alone or handle everything yourself?
Many homeowners believe they can go it alone and find themselves looking for a professional to save them.
With the advice of a real estate agent you’ll have a much better chance of selling quickly; recession or not.
But there are several crucial reasons for using a real estate agent.
First off, a real estate agent is trained in keeping an eye on how the market is moving and responding to different circumstances. This will allow them to tell you the important information as it develops. If you were selling your property by yourself you would be on your own as far as figuring out what a recession is doing to the real estate market including competition in your own backyard and sales and trends.
Second and most important, a real estate agent knows all the legalities, requirements and guidelines the buyer and seller must adhere to. You have no idea how many legal forms you are responsible for. You wouldn’t want to get caught with a voided contract after laying out tons of cash because you forgot a key item, would you? How about getting stuck with a one-sided contract in favor of the buyer?
Additionally, in order to improve your odds you will want a real estate agent helping out with all marketing related tasks. For instance, your agent will be able to schedule open houses, send out flyers, add your home to multiple websites, call clients and other agents in the market, and much more. These are all marketing tasks that need to be done successfully, and during a recession it is much better to use a real estate agent.
Sure, there are many ways to save during this recession but holding back on professional services during the sale of your home is definitely not one you want to undertake.
About the Author: Millie Gil is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group. For more information please forward email to firstname.lastname@example.org