Some homeowners feel they can sell their home on their own since they know their home better than anyone else. Others feel they are contract savvy so they can handle the purchase agreement and disclosures required to complete a sale. Still others feel they cannot afford the real estate commission so they have no choice. Whatever the reason, Realtors have a vast amount of knowledge and experience with the real estate market and different types of transactions that it is in the homeowner’s best interest to use a Realtor to facilitate the sale of their home.
Time is Money
Doing your own research is a tiresome and tedious process that involves going through vast amounts of information. There are hundreds of real estate sites full of information that vary and selecting the correct data may be tricky. Realtors work in the market every day and are already familiar with the sales as well as the differentials that can change or create a comparable sale. Realtors know what your home is worth in today’s market and what to price your home at so that it will sell in a timely manner.
Pricing Your Home Correctly
The real estate market is a fast-passed sector that constantly changes and evolves. Whether you are looking to sell your property or buy a new home, keeping up with all the changes is impossible unless you are a professional who has dedicated his time to the market. Failing to analyze the data may lead to poor and uninformed decisions that will lead many homeowners to price their homes incorrectly. Some are way overpriced causing their property to sit on the market and waste valuable time. Others are underpriced and using a real estate professional actually would pay for itself!
Marketing Your Home
Real estate professionals advertise their properties on hundreds of sites since most buyers start their real estate search online. Marketing a property is key to getting the most visibility and exposure which will give it the best chance to get sold in a timely manner. Homeowners will not have this kind of accessibility.
A Realtor can help a homeowner save time and money when selling their home. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2013, the typical FSBO sales price was $40,100 lower than a home being represented by a qualified real estate agent. A homeowner cannot afford not to work with a real estate professional!