If you’re considering selling your home in 2023, it can be tempting to think you can sell your home on your own and save the 5%-6% agent’s commission. However, did you know that a real estate agent can help you sell your home for over $105,000 more than when you sell by yourself? As such, a real estate agent will not only help achieve better results, but they’ll also ensure you close on your home swiftly and seamlessly.
Keep reading to learn more about the reasons you need a real estate agent to sell your home in 2023!
- Price your home accurately
- Offer valuable professional advice
- Maximum Exposure
- In-depth market knowledge
- Guide you through the legal process
- Have a faster and more efficient closing
Price Your Home Accurately
Typically, a seller’s primary goal is to sell your home as fast as possible and at the best price, so you can move on to your next new phase. But a vital factor in making a quick sale is ensuring your property is priced accurately for the market. As a home seller, it’s easy to price your home subjectively- you may have lived in that home for years and created incredible memories, which you can’t put a price on. The good news is that a real estate agent has a more fact-based process involving pulling comparable recent home sales in your neighborhood and reviewing your house against them to determine a fair selling price. And since your agent won’t have biases against or emotional attachment to your home, they’ll guide you in setting a competitive price that makes sense for the housing market in your area.
Offer Valuable Professional Advice
One aspect that many sellers wrestle with is whether to carry out certain home improvement projects before listing their home for sale. An experienced real estate agent can offer advice that’ll help you make an informed decision before you invest in a huge home improvement project that might or might not pay off during the selling process. Moreover, at no additional cost, they guide you on how to get a professional photographer to take stunning pictures of your home, deep-cleaning sessions, and staging tips. All these will make a huge difference when it comes to how quickly your home sells and for what price.
A real estate agent will typically have access to a huge number of potential buyers through their databases, for instance, the MLS, and can recommend your home where appropriate. They also have essential marketing expertise and will get your house seen by as many potential buyers as possible. They’ll constantly market your property via their own social media handles, websites, videos, flyers, and events, such as broker luncheons and open houses. Increasing your property’s exposure in this way can ensure you sell it fast and it’ll also mean you have an excellent chance of achieving (and even exceeding) your desired selling price.
In-Depth Market Knowledge
One of the most unnoticeable but valuable benefits of enlisting a real estate agent is their professional experience and market knowledge. Imagine if you have sold over 100 homes- how much knowledge would you have after those sales? A real estate agent understands the home selling process and knows the common pitfalls that kill deals. Unsatisfactory appraisals, a buyer’s financial setbacks, and home inspection issues are just a few of the day-to-day issues that an agent deals with. As such, they’ll look out for these red flags and help you avoid such issues.
Knowledge is power and that holds true when it comes to negotiating a property sale. Achieving the best price possible will require in-depth knowledge of the current housing market, the local area, and the particular features of the house. Attaining the best outcome also requires confidence and experience in negotiating skills. Armed with essential market information and negotiation skills, a seasoned real estate agent will be able to broker a price that truly reflects your home’s value. For instance, a skilled agent can drive the sale price up by cultivating competition between different potential buyers.
Guide You Through the Legal Process
There’s lots of paperwork involved in selling a property, and it can be very confusing if you aren’t familiar with the process. A real estate agent will be able to handle all the paperwork for you and ensure that everything is in order. More so, they understand the legal aspects involved in home selling, including property taxes, liens, and contingencies. They can guide you through the legal process to ensure you don’t breach the contract. That’ll make the selling process go much more smoothly.
Have a Faster and More Efficient Closing
The closing process can be lengthy and complex, with a lot of back-and-forth negotiations and a lot of waiting. If you sell your home on your own, you’ll be responsible for everything- from marketing, reviewing offers, negotiations to scheduling appraisals and inspections, and more. Adding all these responsibilities to your own plate while also dealing with your day job and moving plans can be overwhelming. But if you enlist a real estate agent, it’s literally their job to handle these issues for you and hence can save you valuable time.
Find the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
If you’re considering selling your home, rely on the skills and expertise of our real estate agents. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is in expert hands and will sell fast and for the best price possible! Call us today, and let’s help you sell your home now!