Guest Post by Brandon Mickens at LandHub
When you decide, “I want to sell my home”, you might be tempted to try to do something sales process by yourself. That way, you can get more money, right? Yes, but you might go through a lot of stress and potentially price your place in such a way that you might get less than you anticipated.
That’s where a real estate agent can come in. It’s true that they do get a cut of the sale, but they can help you get more of an overall profit. Read on to learn how to navigate the real estate sales market with them:
Be Practical When Assessing The Home
This is one of the most important parts. It’s very easy to get emotionally attached to your home – it’s been a place that you have created many memories in. This can then open the door to possibly over-valuing it and making it harder to sell.
The real estate agent can act like a buffer and help you see things in a clearer way. They may have the home independently assessed and they might also suggest some changes that might make it even more appealing… like possibly an updated bathroom or kitchen, for example.
Get The Home Listed
If you were selling the home independently, you’d have to do this part by yourself. The real estate agent can do that for you… and they can help you write the listing to make it something that would make a potential buyer take note.
Meet Potential Buyers
This is where the real estate agent will shine, especially an experienced one. They can talk to each buyer and list the highlights. This alone can make it worth it for you.
A great reason is that the real estate agent will show your home. You run the risk of not having them do that if you sell your home yourself, which will be more work.
Navigate the Legalities
Another reason selling your home yourself can be difficult is that there can be legal things that you don’t know … and can quite possibly be quite costly. This is where the real estate agent can be invaluable.
They have worked through many home sales, and they know all the pitfalls. The savings could outweigh any commissions.
This is a very basic overview of how to do it, but by doing this, you can likely enjoy a relatively smooth home sale. Then you can find another property.