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Selling with a Real Estate Professional is Essential

Thursday, March 24, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Selling with a Real Estate Professional is Essential

It's tempting to try and sell your home by yourself. From afar, it can look pretty easy. However, when you sell on your own, you're responsible for handling all the difficult aspects of the process without any expert guidance. Prepping the house for sale, pricing it right, and handling the required paperwork are the biggest obstacles for sellers doing it on their own. 

Working with an agent is the best way to ensure you have an expert by your side to help you navigate all areas of selling. They have the knowledge and experience to handle the paperwork. They know all that will need to be done to help your home sell for top dollar and what it will take to get there. And most of all, they'll know what to price you're home at. By looking at similar homes and doing a market analysis in depth, they'll be able to help you know the exact price for your home and what will be the best price to sell it at given market conditions.

Agents have the skills and knowledge that are essential to navigating each step of the process with ease, efficiency, and accuracy. Here are just a few things that an agent will do to make sure you get the most out of your sale!

Make the Best First Impression

Selling your house requires a significant amount of time and effort. You want to do it right the first time is key. You want the house to make the best first impression possible to all potential buyers. Your agent will know how to do this. They'll be able to tell you what all needs to be done in terms of repairs, decorations, staging, etc. Your time and money are important, so you don't want to waste either one focusing on the wrong things. A trusted real estate agent will be able to tell you where to invest to prep your house before you list.

Maximize Your Buyer Pool and Sale

You want as many offers as you can get when you're selling. The more offers you receive, the more likely you are to sell your house in a bidding war and for a higher price. You want to maximize the potential for offers which can be hard to do on your own. An agent, however, has the resources to market your home to the max. They'll have a higher and more diverse social media following, and they likely will have buyers that are looking for what you're selling. Without access these tools and your agent's marketing expertise, potential offers are limited.

Understand the Documentation & Paperwork

There are a number of disclosures, regulations, fine print, and paperwork to go through when a house is sold. These legal documents are required, and they can get pretty tricky and time consuming. That's why the agent is so invaluable. They'll be able to guide you through the documentation that's required, sort through the fine print, and know when that paperwork needs to be done. They'll help you review it and make sure that everything gets done when it's supposed to so you don't make any mistakes.

Acts as Your Expert Negotiator

If you work on your own to sell, you'll have to coordinate with the buyer, the buyer's agent, the inspection company, and the appraiser. You may even have to deal with other parties that are unexpected. Rather than trying to work with all of these parties alone, use an expert. An agent has the experience and training to deal with the negotiations and conversations throughout the entire deal. They'll know when things are right and wrong, how to address the different parties, and when you may want to get get other opinions on different matters.

Prices It Right

A real estate agent has the expertise and tools to price your house accurately, competitively, and at top dollar for you. They compare your house to recently sold homes in your area that are similar to your own home. They also factor in the current condition of your house and the housing market environment. All the factors that make up the price of your home, an agent will be able to compile them and make sure that your house isn't priced too high or too low.
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Margie Wright
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Morristown, TN 37814

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