You don’t know the benefits of using a realtor?
Well, there are a ton of benefits of using a realtor that a lot of you may not know about.
You may believe that listing your home as a “For Sale Buy Owner” will save you an abundance of money on fees. Not necessarily.
Will listing on your own create stress from a bunch of paperwork, scheduling your own showings, finding the right lawyers and mortgage people, making sure you hit the market’s peak, negotiating prices and dealing with your own advertising? ABSOLUTELY it will.
So why deal with it on your own when you don’t have to?
Realtors will do all the work for you while you sit back and reap the benefits. They will most likely sell your home at a higher price for you because of their awesome expertise and how they utilize their skills.
Check out this AMAZING info-graphic on ’15 Benefits Explaining Why You Should Use A Real Estate Agent’ created by Thomas Jepson from ContractorQuotes:
I am happy to have had the help of Thomas Jepsen, from Contractor Quotes, to explain to you these (possibly) unknown benefits of using a realtor.
Increase the Exposure of Your Listing with the Help of a Real Estate Agent
If you’re looking to sell your home, of course you want to get the best exposure for it. This will increase the chances of selling your home at the price that you’re looking for. Without exposure, then your listing will be like a billboard in a desert. No one’s going to see it so no one will know that you’re selling your home.
Sell Your Home for Top Dollar
It’s all about creating a competition among buyers. If you only have one person who’s interested in the house, you don’t really have leverage. If you really need to sell your home for whatever reason, you might end up selling your home lower than the listing price because there’s no other buyer that can drive the price up. With increased exposure, you’ll be more likely to have more prospective buyers. If you’re offering a good home for sale, then these buyers will be competing against each other which will help you sell your home for top dollar.
Expose Your Home to Qualified Buyers
You also have to be smart with your home’s exposure. You wouldn’t want to waste your time on buyers that are not really qualified as a buyer. If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, it’s a good idea to expose (and limit) your listing to qualified buyers.
Hire a Real Estate Agent
Hiring a real estate agent will help give your listing the exposure that it needs. This way, you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar. How will a real estate agent do this?
- Take advantage of a Multiple Listing Service such as Realtor.ca
This is one of the main advantages of hiring a real estate agent. By getting listed on the Multiple Listing Service, you can really improve your home’s exposure big time. You can’t take advantage of this without the help of a professional real estate agent.
- You’ll get access to qualified buyers.
Experienced real estate agents help sellers AND buyers. This means that they also have a network of buyers that are looking for their dream home. They’ll match your home to potential buyers that may see your home as their dream home. Without a real estate agent, you wouldn’t even know about these buyers.
- They have up-to-date marketing techniques that have been proven to work.
Real estate agents are trained marketers as well. They will market your home using up-to-date marketing techniques to increase its exposure. They regularly update their techniques thanks to their experience that tells them what works and what don’t.
- Your home’s important features will be highlighted.
Professional real estate agents are trained on staging homes to highlight their important features. This will help improve your home’s exposure. At the very least, your home will look amazing in pictures that will be used in listings and during open houses.
These are just some of the benefits of hiring a real estate agent.
Like anything else in life, there are always pros and cons. (Most) Real Estate Agents have your best interest at heart and provide nothing but the best in expertise and customer service.
Like Jepsen stated, these are just SOME of the benefits of using a realtor.
The only thing YOU need to do is find the right agent for you. Someone you work well with, have a good vibe with, and someone you can trust.
Your Agent will do the rest.