Many homeowners believe that it is a simple matter to sell a home, but the for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) process is more difficult and complex than it seems on the surface.
You stand to benefit in several ways by using an experienced, licensed listing agent who has specialized in the Denver area for several years. A listing agent will not only make the sale easier but also help to find a buyer more quickly than you could on your own.
Real estate agents have intimate, accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the real estate market in their home areas. This allows them to give you advice on the listing price you should set for your home and the selling price that you can expect. A listing agent, which is a real estate agent who specializes in assisting sellers rather than buyers, will be able to provide historic data on homes comparable to yours and show you how the trends have created the current market conditions.
Reliable listing agents are expert negotiators. For most people, negotiating is extremely difficult and exasperating, but possessing this skill can mean the difference of a several thousand dollars.
Listing agents know creative techniques for making offers and counteroffers, and they will work to get you the most money possible.
Showing the Home
Listing agents can take control over all aspects of selling your home, and this includes showing it to prospects. Showing your home is time consuming and takes a lot of effort, and if it is not done correctly and professionally, you could scare away buyers before considering purchasing. A trusted agent will be able to coordinate successful open houses and provide individual showings whenever necessary.
They will also be able to handle last-minute appointments and appointments on days when you would be at work or otherwise indisposed.
Experienced listing agents have strong business connections and know how to network, which provides them with several outlets to help sell your home that you simply cannot access.
Many agents have inside information on the market, and they can use their existing networks to give you additional leverage that will help sell your home quickly at an acceptable price. If you want to wait in order to receive top dollar, a listing agent will be able to advise you on whether or not this is practical. A study conducted by the National Association of Realtors shows that more than 80 percent of homes are sold by agents through personal contacts, referrals and previous clients.
A strong listing agent knows how to market your home so that it will sell quickly. The agent will be able to take professional photographs and videos, and your home may be advertised through several forms of media. In addition, the agent can pre-screen candidates to make sure they qualify and are prepared to buy so that you don’t waste time with showings.
Having an experienced listing agent by your side will provide you with assurance and reduce the stress associated with selling a home. Their knowledge and skills are invaluable in conducting such large and important transactions.
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