Because there are so many home sales taking place every day, selling a home has become highly complex. There are many intricacies involved when it comes to real estate—and spring is a peak selling season. That said, it’s vital to have a real estate agent in your corner.
From seller disclosure statements to lengthy and tedious forms to home inspections to negotiations – selling a home is a process that’s difficult to navigate alone. However, if you take advantage of the services an agent can offer, you’re much more likely to experience a quick, successful transaction.
Some distinct advantages of enlisting the services of a real estate agent include:
- The Marketing Advantage: An agent will showcase your property to other agents and the public. Many real estate sales occur when an agent brings in the buyer. Your agent provides relevant information about your home through a Multiple Listing Service and a variety of online tools.
- The Security Advantage: If you’re working with a real estate agent, he or she will be there to let would-be buyers (strangers) into your house. You won’t have to interact with these strangers entering your home. You also won’t have to worry about your family’s safety.
- The Negotiation Advantage: If you get an offer on your home, your agent will discuss specifics and ask for your wishes. Then, he or she will handle all the behind-the-scenes negotiations for you. An agent will guide you through ins and outs of appraisals, inspections, and any financing issues that might pop up. They’ll also know how to strategize in bidding wars.
- The Closing Process Advantage: An agent can help you resolve all issues that may come up throughout the sales agreement and the closing process.
- The Technology Advantage: A successful real estate agent has an arsenal of technological tools that promise to make the selling process quicker and easier. He or she is a committed professional, and will stay updated on the most recent technological advancements. The advancements will, in turn, help you sell your home quickly and for what it’s worth. Your agent will know how to harness the power of the internet. They’ll showcase virtual tours to market your home to those searching on their computers, phones, and tablets.
- The Instant Information Advantage: Your agent can easily notify you of any updates on new-home listings, homes that are under contract, homes that have sold and not sold, and homes that have been removed from the market. In many cases, your agent might have a lead on homes that are getting ready to be placed on the market.
If you’re getting ready to sell and want to put yourself in the best possible situation for the best possible price, take a look at some of BrightPath Mortgage’s suggested real estate agents.