Homeowners attempting to sell their home without the assistance of a REALTOR generally do so for one and one reason only: to avoid paying a real estate fee. Is it worth it? Only a homeowner can answer that, but experience has shown that many “For Sale By Owners” find that it is not. Before making a costly mistake, consider the benefits you receive, A to Z, by working with a REALTOR.
Advertising – The REALTOR pays all advertising costs.
Bargain – Research shows that 77% of sellers felt their real estate fee was “well spent.”
Contract Writing – A REALTOR can supply standard forms to speed up the transaction.
Details – A REALTOR handles the multiple details to improve the efficiency of the transaction.
Experience and Expertise – in marketing, financing, negotiations, and more.
Financial Know-How – A REALTOR is aware of the many options for financing the sale.
Glossary – A REALTOR understands, and can explain, real estate lingo.
Homework – A REALTOR will do homework on how to best market your home.
Information – If you have a real estate question, a REALTOR will know (or can get) the answer.
Juggle Showings – A REALTOR will schedule and handle all showings.
Keep Your Best Interests in Mind – It’s a REALTOR’s job.
Laws – A REALTOR will be up-to-date on real estate laws that affect you.
Multiple Listing Service – The most effective means of bringing together buyers and sellers.
Negotiation – A REALTOR can handle all price and contract negotiations.
Open Houses – One of many marketing techniques.
Prospects – A REALTOR has a network of contacts that can produce potential buyers.
Qualified Buyers – Avoid opening your home to “curiosity seekers.”
REALTOR ®– A REALTOR is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to a strict code of ethics.
Suggest Price – A REALTOR will do a market analysis to establish a fair price range.
Time – One of the most valuable resources in a real estate agent.
Unbiased Opinion – Most owners are too emotional about their property to be objective.
VIP – That’s how you’ll be treated by your REALTOR!
Wisdom – A knowledgeable REALTOR can offer the wisdom that comes with experience.
X Marks the Spot – A REALTOR is right there with you through the final signing of the papers.
Yard Signs – A REALTOR provides a professional sign, encouraging serious buyers.
Zero Hours Support – Selling property can be an emotional experience. A REALTOR can help.