As real estate agents, we know that when you list your property for sale, you not only have the option of which agent you choose, but also if you choose to use a real estate agent at all. While you may think that we are biased, there are many reasons why it will benefit you to use a real estate agent when selling your home or property.
We have come up with 8 reasons why using a real estate professional is in your best interest! Keep reading to learn more.
It is no coincidence that all of the agents at 307 Real Estate are full-time. It takes time to learn the ins and outs of the real estate industry and to keep learning how to best serve our clients. Think about all of the things that you hire a professional to do – plumbing, haircuts, the dentist, just to name a few – and when it comes to selling one of the most expensive assets you own, wouldn’t you want to hire a professional to take care of the listing process for you?
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You may have your own ideas about what your home should sell for, but real estate agents likely know best! Agents are always looking at market trends and recent sales in the area, and they will know how to price your home appropriately so that it catches the attention of potential buyers while still getting the best outcome for you as the seller.
Negotiating is a skill, and it is one that real estate professionals have practiced time and time again. An agent’s job is to be aware of the interests of each stakeholder in the process. The value of having someone that can skillfully negotiate on your behalf with your best interests at heart is not to be underestimated!
Selling the place that you have made home can be emotional. You may feel like only certain people deserve to look at your house or have preconceived notions about how the sale should go which could hinder the sale process. Real estate agents help remove that emotion from the equation.
You may love where your furniture is and the family photos that are hanging on the walls, but potential buyers may have a hard time picturing themselves in the house with your personal effects scattered around. A real estate agent can help you stage your house and put things in order so that those potential buyers can envision their families enjoying the home that you’re selling (and make an offer!).
A 2017 study by Collateral Analytics suggests that homes listed for sale by owner achieve prices that are lower than comparable homes sold by realtors. While some homeowners think that they are saving the 6% agent commission, sellers usually still have to pay the 3% buyer’s agent commission. All in, a homeowner is likely to get more money in his or her pockets from selling a property using a realtor.
Even if you have purchased a home before and think you know all the parts of the process, it is likely that something might fall through the cracks. Real estate agents have experience guiding their clients through each piece of the listing process to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and no step is left out.
When you are trying to sell your home on your own, it is tempting just to run around after your kids have gone to bed and snap a few photos with your cell phone to throw an ad together. It is important to not underestimate the power that professional photos and marketing bring to your property! A professional photographer with experience in real estate knows how to show your home in the best light that will capture a potential buyer’s attention. Beyond photos, real estate agents have numerous marketing channels to connect with buyers – which will gain a lot more attention than just posting on your Facebook page.
At 307 Real Estate, we work hard to bring these elements and more to the real estate process with our clients. We are honored to be able to work with so many wonderful clients and friends across Wyoming and the country.
Have questions? Give us a call at 307.587.4959 – we would love to help!