Benefits of a Real Estate Agent When Selling

  • A real estate agent knows the current real estate market and can help you set realistic, competitive prices.
  • A real estate agent is familiar with the local home market, knows if seller assistance is advisable, and can help you decide the type of financing that’s best to expedite your sale.
  • A real estate agent works with local lender to figure the approximate net proceeds from your sale based on the types of loans, your oustanding loan balance and closing costs.
  • A real estate agent knows how to add sales appeal to your home at low or moderate cost.
  • A real estate agent knows where to find prospective buyers.  Most homebuyers perfer to work with a real estate agent who qualifies serious prospects as to their affordable price range before they are shown through your home.
  • A real estate agent can tap an even larger market, if necessary, through referrals and marketing techniques.
  • A real estate agent frees you from problems associated with showing your home.  A real estate agent handles all phone inquiries, makes appointments, does the actual showing and follows up.
  • A real estate agent maintains objectivity in responding to possible criticisms by the buyer and presenting offers and counteroffers until an agreement is reached.
  • A real estate agent knows how to help the buyer meet local financing requirements and go about obtaining a mortgage loan.
  • A real estate agent explains closing procedures to the buyer in advance and attends the closing with you.