Buying, selling, renting and relocating – I've done it all many times over. Because I had one of those careers which meant I had to move every few years, I've lived in nearly every state in Australia more than once. Now retired and settled down, I blog about real estate and the real issues that anyone who is moving comes up against. Full of advice, my blog takes a look at relocating from the point of view of the mover and tries to offer as many insights from my past experiences dealing with lawyers, estate agents, removals firms and other house buyers as possible! Read on if you're moving or thinking about doing so.
Real estate has changed significantly because of the advances in technology. In the past, the only option you had when selling a home was to go through a real estate agent. However, the internet and sites where you can list property have led to homeowners believing they can bypass the agent during the sale. While technology speeds up a sale, there is still wisdom in having an agent guide you through the transaction.
Here are three main benefits you get when you engage a professional real estate agent in your home sale.
They Know How to Sell a Home
Selling a home should be as simple as taking a few photos and placing them on the owner's websites, but it is not. You have to market your home if you want to see buyers knocking at your door. The agent has a few tools that you might not have as the owner.
First, they understand online sites better than you do. Secondly, they have access to national listings, even the ones that exclude sale by the owners. Thirdly, they know the right language to use when placing the advertisement. Finally, they know how to stage a home to get excellent photos and how to describe them to attract potential buyers.
They Know How to Handle the Sale Negotiations
As a home seller, your primary focus will be getting the people interested in the home. Unfortunately, few owners know what to do after they have the interest of the buyer. If you fail during the negotiation, you will keep starting the process over and over. You might also waste time with undecided buyers.
An agent has experience with all types of buyers. They can tell a serious prospect apart from a window-shopper. They also probably have people who have approached them in search of a home. They will pair your home with the perfect buyer and handle the negotiations to protect your financial interests.
They Have the Time to Sell
When you have a day job and other responsibilities, it will be hard to keep dropping your tasks to show the house. The endless calls will also distract you from your work. Just pay the agent to sell your home, and they will use all their time to make it happen.
The most important thing is to find a dedicated and experienced agent to sell your home. With their help, you will make a fast and profitable sale.