Selling a home is a huge undertaking that can affect you both financially and emotionally. While you may find it tempting to fly solo and try to sell your home by yourself, this may not be the best way to go.
In some cases, handling the transaction by yourself could actually end up costing you more money in the long run than it would have if you had actually listed your home with a real estate agent. Selling a home is a huge undertaking that can affect you both financially and emotionally.
If you’ve been on the fence and haven’t quite been able to decide, here’s four great reasons to go ahead and hire a real estate agent:
You Want Someone Who Can Negotiate the Best Deal
Real estate agents are trained to negotiate. When it comes to getting you the best deal, it’s simply all in a day’s work.
Unlike a homeowner, they have no emotional attachment to a property. This means that, they can help make the tough decisions to ensure that you never leave money on the table. When you hire a real estate agent, they can advise you whether an offer to buy your house is fair, or if the buyer isn’t offering enough and you should reject it or make a counteroffer and ask for more.
You Won’t Have to Deal with Showing Your Property on Your Own
Let’s face it, it can be a little unsettling to allow strangers to just walk into your home and start looking around. When you hire a real estate agent to market your house, however, you never have to worry about who you’re inviting in.
The agents who will show your home generally pre-screen their clients to ensure they are qualified buyers and will also accompany them when they visit your property. This not only keeps out the looky-loos, but lets you know you are dealing with an interested buyer.
You Don’t Have to Market Your Own Property
When a real estate agent markets your home, it appears on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This service exposes your property to the public, as well as to other agents who may have a buyer who is interested home. In most cases, it will be another real estate agent other than yours who saw this listing who will ultimately bring in the buyer that will purchase your property.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Your Transaction Getting Stalled
Once negotiations begin on a real estate transaction, it is not uncommon for obstacles to frequently arise. A real estate agent can negotiate and propose solutions that will keep the transaction moving forward while working with both parties to reach a compromise.
Since they have experience in dealing with these types of obstacles, they can significantly reduce the time it will take to resolve these types of conflicts when they arrive.
Are Your Ready to Hire a Real Estate Agent?
If your interested in selling your Metro Atlanta home, I’m here to help. Give me a call today at 770-861-1003 and I’ll be happy to help you discuss your options. I look forward to hearing from you.