Top 4 reasons to hire an agent to sell your home.
Everyone wants to save money and that’s exactly why the right agent will help you get the most money for your property. Having skin in the game, agents that market your property the right way will get you more money than selling your home without one. In fact one of the primary reasons agents get more money for their sellers is that they fronted the money for marketing and want the most they can get back.
2. Attention to detail
It’s all in the details. Selling or buying a home includes lots of details. Looking at a property, understanding the value and then processing the paperwork can be very involved. Missing a single detail before getting into contract can cost you far more than the commission itself. Sure, it’s possible to coast through a transaction on your own. The risk can cast an ugly shadow, should you miss out on the reward, if something goes awry.
3. Fiduciary Duty
Real estate agents owe their clients a fiduciary duty. No matter what, agents are legally obligated to put their client’s best interests first. Many documents with sensitive information will be required to change hands in the process of buying or selling a home. Knowing who to share that information with is a big part of the value in a real estate agent.
4. Negotiation Skills
It may be beyond your skill set to negotiate a real estate transaction. On the other hand maybe you do have those skills. Either way the power of having a skilled negotiator on your side is valuable. The best way to negotiate is to involve the client in every decision. Once the client understands every aspect of their position, with the expert guidance of their real estate agent, they can make the best informed decision. Bottom line is negotiation is part art and part experience.