Why List Your Home with a Realtor

  • Your home will be exposed to the most buyers in the shortest possible time. This assures you the highest possible price.

 

  • A realtor can stage your home to maximize your return.

 

  • A purchaser knows a seller who is not represented by a Realtor is trying to save some commission dollars. A purchaser will feel entitled to at least half of those saved dollars.

 

  • A Realtor is a third party negotiator. From the buyer’s perspective this provides objectivity to the transaction. From the Seller’s perspective, the Realtor may be able to obtain more information about the buyer than they may be willing to share with the Seller directly.

 

  • Transferees work with Realtors.  It is important to have access to these out-of-town buyers because they make quick decisions and are willing to pay top dollar.

 

  • Most buyers work with Realtors.  First time buyers don’t have the knowledge to buy on their own and experienced buyers don’t have the time to do the research required. 

 

  • A Realtor is experienced at handling the kinds of problems that can come up in getting a contract closed such as title problems, zoning issues, appraisal requirements, loan qualifying problems and inspection problems.

 

  • Realtors are experts at anticipating inspection issues and negotiating their settlement. They know what is reasonable to expect in the market and they know the expert who can provide the technical support you may need.

 

  • A Realtor will bring qualified buyers to you. They can show that buyer comparable homes and guide that buyer to a decision.

 

  • If your home is not available for showings, it is not on the market. A Realtor simplifies the showing process to provide as convenient access to buyers as possible.

 

  • Your home must be sold twice, once to the purchaser and a second time to the appraiser. A Realtor will help you get your home appraised for the best possible price.

 

  • If you are choosing from more than one offer, a Realtor will help you select the one that has the greatest likelihood of closing and will help you handle the complex issues surrounding multiple offers.

 

  • Because of a Realtor’s extensive experience at negotiation, they will help you respond to an offer with contract language, protections, etc. that are truly in your best interest.

 

  • There are many potential liability issues in selling a home.  Realtors are trained to deal with these issues and to anticipate potential problems before they become obstacles to a sale.

 

  • Do you sincerely believe you can get more for your home than an experienced Realtor can?