For Sale by Owner?? - Lindsay Hart, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson @ RE/MAX

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX In Motion

Congratulations! You've decided to sell your home...but wait, what's that?  You don't want to use a REALTOR to assist you?

 "Why should I use a REALTOR to sell my home?  It costs too much and I can do just as good a job." Ithaca NY Real Estate

And to that I say... please reconsider! You may be costing yourself more, more time, frustration and money by not consulting a REALTOR!

Did you know that sellers who use a real estate professional make 16 percent more* on the sale of their home than do sellers who go it alone.

REALTORS® are real estate professionals who are experts in marketing and negotiation.

REALTORS® can help a seller set a realistic price and ensure the proper paperwork and various disclosures and inspections are handled correctly.

REALTORS® know best how to prepare a home and maximize value, provide broader exposure to the market and are more likely to generate multiple bids than a seller on their own.

REALTORS® are experts in attracting qualified buyers.  A professional can show a home more objectively than can a seller who may be emotionally attached to the home.  The real estate pro also checks the financial capability and bona fides of buyers before allowing them onto a seller's property.

86% of buyers found a home through a real estate agent

80% from the Internet (then contacted a REALTOR)

69% from a REALTOR yard sign

Real Estate professionals can also navigate you through the local market landscape: advising you on the best marketing strategy and target audience for your area.  They can also update you regularly with local market stats and keep tabs on your housing competition.

They can also find ways to save you money when it comes to closing costs, survey's, and inspections.

Oh wait, you didn't think about the closing costs and a seller's net sheet?  Just another reason to hire a REALTOR to help with your home sale.

So, if you are thinking of selling, think of a REALTOR first and remember...

Ithaca and Trumansburg NY Real Estate

 

*Source: Realtor.org

 

 

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