Benefits of Using an Agent
Time is Money
How much is your time worth? $___________ per hour. If you don’t use a real estate professional, expect to spend at least 100 hours selling your home – assuming there are no problems! Considering your work, family, and personal commitments, is that the best use of your time?
It’s a Big Deal
Selling (and buying) a home is a big deal. Most people don’t sell more than two homes in their lifetime, so it’s not something they develop expertise in. There are ever-changing laws, ethical practices and practical considerations that you don’t want to learn on your own through trial and error or relying on a book or information off the Internet. It’s just not worth the risk.
I Can Help!
My goal is to give you a 10+ experience!
What Benefits I provide to you:
Consult with you on how to get your home in top-selling condition.
Give you up-to-date information on what’s happening in the marketplace.
Having up-to-date market information helps us strategize.
Provide you with information on competing properties; e.g. list price versus actual SOLD price, financing terms, condition and more.
The fair market value of your home is determined by what competing properties are selling for right now.
Market your home to other real estate agents and the public using research-based marketing strategies.
There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. Research conducted by the National Association of REALTORSÒ shows that 41% of homebuyers first learned about the home they purchased from an agent; only 7% from a newspaper ad.
Help you objectively evaluate and negotiate every buyer’s offer without compromising your position.
An offer is just the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing – a lot of possible pitfalls. I can help you write a legally binding win-win contract that is more likely to make it through the process.
Help you close on the sale of your home.
The paperwork alone is overwhelming and it is not unusual for questions or unexpected problems to occur during closing (settlement).