The kids have finished school, the pools are open and it’s the perfect time to sell your home! Summer is typically the ideal time to sell homes because people are generally feeling “warm” and have a better desire to move before school starts again. So as you interview various agent, make sure to ask these questions to find the best agent: Continue reading
So you’ve decided you want to sell or rent your house? When such a big decision is made, make sure you get a Realtor that is working for you! Selling or renting a home is a complex process that can be stressful and time consuming. A professional Realtor has a check list and does things that will get the listing sold or rented in the shortest time possible. Consider the following benefits before you decide to sell or rent your home yourself:
A Realtor will help you determine the selling or renting price of your home that accurately reflects it’s current market value. Remember there is nothing worse than an overpriced home. An overpriced home will help your competition and let your house sit on the market for a longer time. Realtors have a pulse on the current real estate market and will ensure that potential buyers are made aware of the great price of your home. A well priced home will get you many offers in a short time frame.
Marketing a home means more than just putting it on the Multiple Listing System (MLS). A Realtor can provide you with many useful suggestions on ways to improve marketability of your property, including cosmetic repairs and other items that will create a lasting impression so your home stands out against the competition. In addition, Realtors can tap into the highly productive and extensive industry network and advertise your property to other professionals, newly qualified buyers and tenants and former clients.
Realtors serve many functions, but perhaps the most important is their role as primary negotiator on your behalf. A Realtor realizes your goal is to sell or rent your home as quickly as possible and for the most money and will work closely with you to facilitate this goal. Realtors bring the knowledge and skills to draw up legally binding contracts, to assist in negotiating offers and counter-offers, and to offer counsel and perspective during negotiation. Realtors can provide valuable input that is objective, unemotional and professional to help you quickly meet your goals. Also, buyers or tenants will often feel more comfortable dealing with a Realtor than with the owner, specially when they decide to make an offer.
With knowledge and training in marketing strategy, negotiation tactics, and the workings of the current real estate market, a Realtor will be able to guide you through the selling or renting process and be able to explain exactly what to expect. A Realtor will maneuver you through the minefield of potential problems associated with appraisals, inspections, financing process, credit verification, escrow account and make you aware of your rights and responsibilities. A Realtor can work with you to strategize the best moves according to your own goals and point you in the direction of other specialized professionals who will aid you in different stages of the process.
An experienced Realtor can provide a sudden calm and euphoric feeling during the stressful process. So when you're ready to sell or rent your home, contact me and get ready to be amazed!
As most of you may or may not know, I was in the process of starting my blog. For the past month or so, I had the layout designed and even had a list of topics that I wanted to blog about. I was running into a writers block for my first post. The problem was solved thanks to Mr. Colby Sambrotto, founder and former CEO of ForSaleByOwner.com.
According to the The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Sambrotto used a Realtor® to sell his apartment in Chelsea and paid the full 6% commission. Don’t believe me, click here to read the article yourself!
As most of you may have read (or those that just trust me), Mr. Sambrotto spent 6 months trying to sell his apartment with no buyers. Finally, he enlisted the help of a licensed Realtor® and ended up closing for $150,000 more than the original asking price.
This is an excellent example of the return you will receive when you hire a licensed Realtor®. The benefits of using a Realtor® far outweigh trying to sell a valuable asset yourself.
As I move forward with this blog, I promise to provide you with useful information about current real estate trends, deals and important tips. The purpose of the blog is to help educate YOU so you can make more informed and knowledgeable decisions about the biggest investments of your lives.