We are often asked why someone should use a Realtor® when putting their home on the market. Probably the most-often heard argument is this: “I can just sell it myself FSBO and save a ton of money!” There are several important things to consider when listing your home, and listing with a licensed real estate agent makes all the sense in the world. It’s no secret, but every homeowner wants pretty much the same things out of a house sale- they want to sell the property (obviously), the want to sell it for the best possible price, they want to sell it with the least amount of hassle and inconvenience, and they want to sell it within a certain time frame. Sound about right?
So, why list with a real estate agent?
- Realtors® are trained professionals. You use professionals for many aspects of your life; bankers, builders, repairmen, stockbrokers, educators, etc. Why take a chance when it comes to one of your most important investments? Use a skilled and objective negotiator in what can be an emotionally-charged experience.
- Real estate agents have access to the vast majority of available buyers! According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, 87% of all buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.
- Experienced agents, like Cami Jones and Company, bring pricing expertise, negotiating skills, and market access to the table- and can often land you a higher selling price as a result. They know the ins and outs of the local market, what it will bear and what the comps are. Pricing right is everything!
- In a hot market like we’re seeing this spring- we are seeing many homes with multiple full-price offers on Day 1. Amid a flurry of activity, you win when you have a professional managing multiple offers and buyers.
- Exposure- you want your home to have maximum exposure to as many potential buyers as possible. This exposure includes professional marketing (online and offline) materials, hosted open houses, and regular communication with buyers’ agents.
Let our team help you! We make the listing process easy and will have you on the road to selling your beautiful home in no time! Give us a call today! You can reach Cami Jones at 913.206.2410 and Gwen Plattner at 913.915.2048.