A real estate agent is a buyer and seller’s best advocate. An agent’s main purpose is to ensure their clients get the fairest and most profitable deal. Often times, a seller might try to go into a real estate transaction with no assistance or knowledge of how the process works. While a sale can go through, it might not be 100% in their favor. Hiring a listing agent while you are selling your property should be a no-brainer. Here are some reasons why a real estate agent can be an asset to your selling experience:
Navigate Confusing Trends
As a nation, we are beginning to climb the ladder from the devastating market crash in the early 2000’s, making current real estate conditions competitive. An agent will be able to help guide a seller so that their house is marketed correctly to attract the right buyer.
A real estate agent has a leg up on current market conditions. They also have the knowledge to develop a strategy that works best for their client’s needs.
Help with Financials and Negotiating
The financial aspect of selling a home can be difficult to understand. Setting a price for your home is personal and it’s hard to take your feelings and opinions out of the equation. An agent can help a seller choose a rational selling price.
Let’s not forget that an agent is involved in a lot networking. With a wealth of contacts, they can inform other agents of a beautiful home that their client would be interested in. It’s actually proven that homes that are for sale by owner take much longer to sell than if they were listed with an agent. The agent has access to things like the Multiple Listing Service, which is a database of houses for sale around the US. Because if the exclusive access, they can guarantee that your home will be seen on sites like realtor.com or zillow.com.
Real estate agents are a valuable asset and work hard to make sure their clients are satisfied with the sale of their home. With an objective voice and viewpoint, a seller can feel confident in the decisions they have made