If you’ve never been through the process of selling your home, it’s easy to think you may not need the assistance of a real estate professional. Buyer’s agents, Realtors, listing agents, or other real estate professionals are your best allies in selling your home, so why not take advantage of their services and benefits?
Repeat sellers know that a real estate professionals know their industry, so they’re likely to be able to negotiate better prices, faster sales, and help the process move seamlessly. While some repeat sellers learn the hard way, first-time home sellers don’t have to! There’s a common misconception that it will be pricey to use the services of a real estate professional. Wipe away your worry, because using a buyer’s agent is always in your best interest.
Here’s what a real estate professional can do to assist you in your home selling journey:
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Firstly, it’s easy to want to overprice your home. It’s your home! You have memories, cherished moments, and more within the confines of your home. However, others won’t see it that way. They’ll judge the home based on their needs and desires. What’s more, as a first-time home seller it may be tempting to overprice your home with the idea negotiations will bring the price down to an appropriate level. The idea is tempting, of course. But pricing too high is a turn-off for many buyers.
Your hired real estate professional will be better qualified to suggest a list price for your home. They know the market, they know how homes are selling in the area, so their opinion is valuable. They’ll know how to get you top-dollar for your property, too.
Curb appeal is important, as is the staging of your home for showings. However, if you haven’t put in the elbow grease to get your home ready to market, there’s a good chance your listing won’t be effective. You may turn off buyers by listing your home as-is. So, what can you do?
Be sure to get your home in order, spic-and-span. It should be in great condition once the property is listed. You can accomplish this in a few ways. Firstly, you can consider doing an pre-sale inspection before listing your home. That way, you’re armed with the knowledge of what repairs may be necessary, any flaws of the property, and what may need to be done to get your home market ready.
First impressions are, in fact, very important. Especially when buyers are concerned, because if there’s something that turns them off of a property they’re not likely to come back. Using a network of real estate professionals, you can accomplish stunning staging, professional grade photographs, and a welcoming atmosphere to show off your home.