While you might think that selling your home on your own would be the simpler and more cost effective way to sell your house, you’d be surprised at just how valuable working with a realtor can be. Even in the current housing market where homes are going for extremely high prices, you can still have an even bigger return on your investment if you work with a real estate agent. And because they handle so much of the work for you, the whole process will be easier.
To help you see just how helpful they can be, here are three ways your real estate agent will help you prepare to sell your home.
Setting The Right Price
Pricing your home correctly when you put it on the market can be the difference between selling your home quickly and for top-dollar and having your home sit on the market for weeks.
Because you likely aren’t as clued into the housing market in your area as a seasoned real estate agent is, you can’t hope to be able to dial in the proper asking price like a real estate agent would. Additionally, the price that an agent suggests putting your home at can also play into a wide variety of marketing tactics to do things like trigger a bidding war, speed up the sales process, or try to get the most money possible. So by taking advantage of their knowledge, you can find yourself in the best possible position.
Choosing The Most Important Renovations
Unless your home has been immaculately maintained, there’s a good chance that you’re going to want to do at least some kind of renovations in order to make the most money off of the sale of your home. But if you just go off of what you think buyers would like or be looking for, you could wind up wasting a lot of money that won’t be recouped.
Instead of going this route, a real estate agent can tell you exactly what parts of your home should have some work done on them in order to get your property sold. They know what buyers really want and will have their eye on, so they can help you better focus your money and your efforts with renovations.
Make Your Showings Meaningful
Keeping your home ready to show can be stressful. And if you’re selling your home by yourself, you might feel desperate to have any interested party come through your house for a showing. But because so many “buyers” aren’t actually ready to buy a home when they want to look at it in person, these showings can really be a waste of your time and bring on unnecessary stress.
To avoid this, your real estate agent can make your showings more meaningful by only having qualified buyers come to see your property. This can make the showing process much less stressful for you.
If you’ve been wondering why you’d want to work with a real estate agent when selling your home, consider how the tips mentioned above could benefit you.