8 Things Agents Do For You

Are you considering selling your home? It’s time to call in the pros.

When it comes to property sales, your realtor is one of the greatest resources you’ve got. Of course the agent can help you successfully sell your home. However, what most homeowners don’t know is that realtors perform a variety of other critical duties both during the sale and behind the scenes.

  1. An agent uses their knowledge and experience to sell your property successfully.
    An experienced real estate agent may have years, if not decades, of experience successfully selling homes in your area. This means that they know housing trends, what buyers in this area desire and what not to do to impede or disinterest potential buyers. This level of experience helps them accurately price your home at a rate that is intriguing to buyers and beneficial to you.
  2. They will market your home professionally.
    Your home may be perfect for a potential buyer, but they may never know it unless the home is marketed well. Selling your home involves more than simply listing it and waiting for offers. Agents will create listings that feature professional-quality photography to showcase your home in its best light. They will also create a buzz for your home by communicating through other channels like videos, brochures, social media and their connections.
  3. Agents will keep you motivated and informed.
    Selling your home doesn’t have to be a worrisome experience. A great agent will be in constant communication with you as you both strive to accomplish your goal. They’ll request feedback from showings and pass this information along to you. They’ll also be available to answer all of your questions throughout the process.
  4. They can take care of the paperwork for you.
    Selling your home is a significant undertaking, and since you’ll only sell once or twice in your lifetime, it can seem like quite a commitment. Thankfully, real estate agents sell homes frequently and can assist you by filling out the necessary paperwork for you before the listing and during the sale. This also ensures that you’re performing this sale following all laws and legal requirements.
  5. Real estate agents won’t let you sell your home to an unqualified buyer.
    Although many people are pre-qualified to purchase a home, not all are pre-approved. Agents understand this fact and will make sure that potential buyers are pre-approved so that the sale won’t fall through due to the inability to secure a loan.
  6. They’ll negotiate with the buyer’s agent for you.
    There are three different prices on a home: what you think it’s worth, what the buyer thinks it’s worth and what it’s actually worth. Agents work with you to negotiate the best terms with buyers so that both parties are happy.
  7. Agents are present for the home’s inspection and appraisal process.
    Great agents go out of their way to attend the inspection and appraisal of the home. This allows them to answer any important questions and immediately let you know what the inspector or appraisal agent says. This also helps them mitigate any buyer requests like repairs or replacements that might be unreasonable.
  8. Agents make sure the home is closed correctly.
    Wouldn’t you be disappointed if your home sale fell through during closing? Agents try to prevent that from happening by tying up all loose ends and ensuring that the property is legally ready to sell according to the terms the buyer agreed upon.