Many homeowners think that selling their home alone without the help of a real estate agent will help save them money in the end. The fact of the matter is that selling your home on your own isn’t easy work. In fact, you may actually lose a substantial amount of money when you try to swell your pockets you aren’t formerly trained in the business of real estate.
A Realtor can not only save you money, they can save you time and stress so that you can make the transition from one house to the other as smoothly as possible.
Putting Your Home on the Market
Did you think you could erect a “for sale by owner” sign and everything else would be smooth sailing? While this is a start, there is a lot more to it. Many homeowners learn about multiple listing services, which is basically an index of homes that are on the market and then pay about a few hundred dollars to have their home listed. When calls don’t start flooding in inquiring about the home many sellers wonder what the problem is.
The problem is that it takes more than a listing to get Realtors to visit your home with their clients. Realtors are loyal to other Realtors–that’s just the way it works. Also, when you work with a Realtor he or she may be able to network with others to be sure that your home is getting as much exposure as possible, all for the price of the sales commission. A Realtor will also have other avenues to explore with listing your home on the Internet and locally.
The Value of Your Home
Sellers lose money when they attempt to sell their home on their own because they don’t know the true market value. A Realtor knows all of the current market values and trends and can help you get the most for your home no matter what the market situation is.
The majority of people in the market for a home go with a Realtor; in fact 80% of buyers work with a Realtor because the Realtor has a good reputation and they need help maneuvering the real estate market. If you put a sign in your yard, in the newspaper, or on bulletin boards in various areas buyers have no idea who they are dealing with. Though a buyer may be able to get a good deal on a home that is for sale by owner, they are leery of working with someone that they don’t know and may or may not have real estate experience.
As you can see, there are many reasons to work with a real estate agent instead of trying to sell your home on your own. While a Realtor may take as much as 6% of the selling price, this is peanuts for all of the work and stress that they are saving you from.
Just think; the legal paper work, home inspections, showing your home, and marketing with other Realtors to sell your home as quickly as possible for a reasonable price is what a Realtor does and simply stated what you cannot accomplish.
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