Selling your home is one of the most important transactions of your life, filled with several steps and just as many questions. How will your home be marketed? Who will inspect your home? Who will host the open houses or give tours for potential buyers? If there are multiple offers, who will handle the negotiations? And when a deal has been made, who will handle all of the documentation?
Combine all of these factors with having to also search for a new home, and the situation becomes complex and possibly overwhelming. We want you to be at ease and to be excited for the next chapter in your life. Here is why selling your home with a Realtor is great for you:
A Realtor Can You Get the Greatest Value
With today’s market, home buyers are extremely careful, and they want to know they are safely investing in something worthwhile. A home can be in the best condition with the latest upgrades, but a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) sign will not evoke the level of professionalism needed to get potential buyers into your home and get you the top-dollar sale.
A Realtor has resources and experience to market your home to a greater audience and ensure buyer interest in your home. He or she is an expert in the local market and current sales data–highly valuable information when selling your home. They have systems that allow them to analyze the market and get you the greatest sale possible. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median value for FSBO homes are $225,000 compared to the median of agent assisted homes at $345,000.
A Realtor Greatly Lowers Your Risk
Selling a home is just as much a legal process as it is a business transaction. When you have a Realtor, you significantly lower the risk of home buying and selling. As a seller, you have the Realtor to assist you, advise you, and help you navigate the transaction legally and safely. This will save you from having to worry about the details of legal documents that come with the sale.
A Realtor Knows the Process
A Realtor is a professional home buyer and home seller, so they know every step of the process by heart, and they are not afraid to voice your desires and concerns. They can help you with more than just the price and marketing of your home. They know the lingo and terminology, and they can tactfully negotiate any possible flags that may slow the sale down like repairs, closing costs, inspection details, and other concerns.
A Realtor Works with Everyone Involved
There are a lot of professionals involved in the sale of a home–the lender, appraiser, inspector, and title company to name a few. Understandably, the average homeowner is not aware of the details and deadlines that must be tracked and recorded along the way. A Realtor works with each professional and knows when each step needs to be completed by.
A Realtor Can Vet Potential Buyers
Your time is valuable, and you deserve to know that a potential buyer is a serious candidate. can require interested parties to get pre-qualified or even pre-approved before viewing your home. This will limit the traffic into your home and save you a lot of time.
Selling a home is a big deal, and using a Realtor to help you through the process will save you from unnecessary stress, it will save you time, and it will provide you with the greatest deal possible. If you are planning to sell your home, contact us today. Our Realtors at Snyder Realty Group want to hear your questions and help you make the most of your home-selling experience!