After years of trying unsuccessfully to list my home on my own, I finally realized that I needed some serious help. I began looking for a great real estate agent who could help me out, and after interviewing a few professionals I found someone that was really in tune with what I needed. They sat down with me to talk about my needs and worked hard to help me to identify different homes that could work for my family. I wanted to make a blog all about selecting the perfect agent to work with during your house hunt. Check out this blog for great tips on choosing agents.
Do you currently own a house that you want to sell in the near future? Are you thinking about handling the sale yourself? While it may be possible to sell your home on your own, this is unlikely to be the best choice for a variety of reasons. Instead, you should actually hire an agent to handle the sale for you. If the thought of hiring someone else to manage the sale of your home is something that makes you hesitate, some reasons why you should seriously consider this course of action include:
If you've never sold a home before, you may not realize that people will call about the house at times that you will consider strange or inconvenient. Even if you are in the middle of dinner or trying to put one of your children down for a nap, you'll need to take the call and talk to the potential buyer. If you do not, they may lose interest and you'll never hear from them again. On the other hand, a real estate agent handles all of this for you. If someone decides at 3 in the morning that they might be interested in buying your house, they can check the agent's website or some agents even have a 24-hour phone service that allows people to call in at any time of the day or night to get more information.
When you sell your house yourself, you have to essentially hope that someone notices your house is for sale and is interested in buying it. On the other hand, if you work with a real estate agent, there is a good chance that he or she already has a list of buyers who are interested in homes with the features of your house. If he or she doesn't have any buyers already lined up personally, he or she may have colleagues with interested buyers. This means that your house could have one or more offers on it before the house is even officially listed for sale. If you want to sell your home quickly, this is the way to go.
It's also the job of a real estate agent to act as a buffer between you and any potential buyers. Instead of showing the house to everyone who happens to call in, a good real estate agent will make sure that a potential buyer is pre-qualified or is otherwise ready to buy. This means fewer house showings and less time off of work but better results from the showings that do happen.
These are just two perks of working with a real estate agent. Contact local agencies to learn more and sell your house.