Sell Your Home With An Agent And Make More Money
Maybe we are a little biased, but one of the best decisions you can make is to sell your home with an agent. More often than not, you are leaving money on the table when you try to do it yourself. Not to mention the hours of time an energy you might spend researching the process and trying to get the best deal on your house.
Read our top 5 reasons why we think you should sell your home with an agent, and then let us know if we can answer any of your questions.
5 Reasons To Sell Your Home With An Agent
More People Will See Your Home
Let’s be honest, we live in a digital age. Which means anyone and everyone has access to listing their home or rental on Zillow, Craigslist, etc. But even if you have a large personal or professional network, you don’t have the same type of network that a real estate agent has. You probably don’t have relationships with clients, other agents, agencies or buyers.
When you choose to work with an agent, you are getting to dive into a pool of potential buyers with pretty much no work of your own. A good agent has the marketing experience you need to sell your home faster, and probably for more money than if you tried on your own.
There Is No Substitute For Experience
We will cut right to the chase here. If you don’t sell homes for a living, you are bound to make mistakes. And even a small mistake can cost you money or even legal issues. You already work hard, don’t kill yourself over learning the lingo and trying to figure out the paperwork.
A real estate agent will help you with pricing, preparing your home for showings, and give you the tips you need to handle the process. Think of it this way, if you had to let someone other than yourself sell your house, would you rather it be a regular Joe off the street or an agent who literally does this every day of their lives?
Agents eat, sleep, and breathe real estate. It’s in your best interest to sell your home with an agent because it’s practical, and it will save you time and money in the long run.
Real Estate Agents Know The Market
Maybe this goes without saying but real estate agents are constantly looking and comparing market data. They know how to price your home and know how to negotiate on your behalf. They know the ins and outs of all types of property deals, including land, foreclosures, riverfront properties, whatever you have, they are a solid resource of information.
We hate to say it, but buyer’s agents often don’t trust For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sellers. Even if your home is priced right and in a great location, other agents might discourage their clients from seeing your home because they know the risks of trying to close a deal without a professional representative. Having an agent on your side might be the difference between selling your home quickly and for a great price vs over months and for under market value.
Advice You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
We’ve said it before, but when you sell your home with an agent, you get all of their past wisdom and experience. They’ve seen it all, and know what they are doing. They have tips from other agents, knowledge gained from their clients, and exclusive market trends that might not be available to the general public.
Listen to their advice on what to update, how to stage, what to list at, and what to do – because they are on your side. They know how to aggressively market to potential buyers, and when the time comes, they are experienced negotiators.
Agents Aren’t Emotionally Invested
A great reason to hire an agent to sell your home is that they aren’t as emotionally invested as you are in your home. Selling your house can be an emotional process, and having an agent who can keep a level head means fewer mistakes. They can follow up on leads without seeming too eager. They can hear no without getting offended.
FSBO sellers often get their feelings hurt with the feedback they hear from potential buyers. Real estate agents don’t have the same level of attachment, and can positively react to the criticism. They also can react to that kind of feedback and use it to sell your home faster. If your home is sitting on the market, they know how to adjust to fix the problem.
Have we convinced you yet? The National Association of Realtors reported that nearly 90% of buyers used real estate agents to purchase their home. If buyers are using real estate agents, maybe that means you should follow suit.
If you have questions about whether or not we can help you sell your home, give us a call or email us today! We love to help Montanans in the Stillwater County and Billings area, and we have the experience you need to sell your home at a great price.