Sell with or without a real estate agent? If you are asking this question, then we will help you determine the answer that is best for you.
A buyer handling a real estate transaction is possible, but the frustration and stress are guaranteed. This is because the market can be really stressful, tricky and hard to predict. You may end up tricked or not able to sell the house at all. So, if you are still considering to hire a real estate agent to sell your house, here are some reasons why you should!
Experience in handling processes
The first is the experience real estate agents have in handling such processes. They know all the tricks and perks of the market and can spare you from many uncomfortable situations. They can close the deal much faster and take care of all needed documentation effectively.
They Excel in Marketing
Yes, you may market your house your self. However, real estate agents’ marketing channels are much better mostly because they have great contacts from previous customers. Additionally, they know where and how to market the house.
Many of the real estate agents know various marketing tricks to present the house in the best possible way and sell it for the asking or above asking price. They can help in smart pricing of the house as well. If they have a good local knowledge and are responsive in terms of updating the customer about what’s going on with the house they are selling, the process will go smooth and fast.
They Reduce The Stress!
Having someone that will take care of literally everything related to selling a house will take away all of the huge stress you will be feeling if you decide to sell yourself. The stress and the ruined health are not worthy of the supposed provision you will pay to the real estate agent.
Faster and Better Selling
Using a real estate agent in most cases will assure that you will sell the house faster and for a better price. In today’s market, where selling a property is really hard, doing it by yourself will minimize your chances of selling and usually because you’ll end up frustrated you’ll accept a price that is much lower than the initial one. Using a real estate agent will create a contrary situation. Usually, they will sale the house faster, will give you confidence to stay put when there isn’t any good offer, and eventually sell the house for asking or above asking price using their contacts, marketing practices and experience.
At the end of the day, the experience, contacts, knowledge of the area and the right pricing, closing procedure and negotiation skills are the main reasons of why you should use a real estate agent. If you excel in few or all of these parameters you may want to try and sell by yourself. In any other cases hiring a good, professional and experienced local real estate agent is much smarter!