If You're Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro

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If You're Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro

Today's market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor keep you updated and help you make the best decisions based on current market trends, but they're also experts in managing the many aspects of selling your house.

Here are five key reasons why working with a real estate professional makes sense today.

1. A Professional Follows the Latest Market Trends

With higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand, conditions are changing and staying on top of the latest market information is crucial when you sell.

Working with an expert real estate advisor helps ensure you can stay updated on what's happening. They know your local area and follow national trends too. More importantly, they'll know what this data means for you, and as the market shifts, they'll be able to help you navigate it and make your best decision.

2. A Professional Helps Maximize Your Pool of Buyers

Your agents role in bringing in buyers is important. Real estate professionals have a large variety of tools at their disposal, such as social media followers, agency resources, and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to ensure your house is viewed by the most buyers. Investopedia explains why its risky to sell on your own without the network an agent provides:

You dont have relationships with clients, other agents, or a real estate agency to bring the largest pool of potential buyers to your home. A smaller pool of potential buyers means less demand for your property, which can translate into waiting longer to sell your home and possibly not getting as much money as your house is worth.

3. A Professional Understands the Fine Print

Today, more disclosures and regulations are mandatory when selling a house. That means the number of legal documents youll need to juggle is growing. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains it best, saying:

Selling a home typically requires a variety of forms, reports, disclosures, and other legal and financial documents. . . . Also, there's a lot of jargon involved in a real estate transaction; you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

A real estate professional knows exactly what needs to happen, what all the fine print means, and how to work through it efficiently. They'll help you review the documents and avoid any costly missteps that could occur if you try to handle them on your own.

4. A Professional Is a Trained Negotiator

If you sell without a professional, you'll also be solely responsible for all the negotiations. That means you'll have to coordinate with:

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyers agent, who will use their expertise to advocate for the buyer
  • The inspection company, which works for the buyer and will almost always find concerns with the house
  • The appraiser, who assesses the property's value to protect the lender

In todays changing market, buyers are regaining some negotiation power as bidding wars ease. Instead of going toe-to-toe with all the above parties alone, lean on an expert. They'll know what levers to pull, how to address everyone's concerns, and when you may want to get a second opinion.

5. A Professional Knows How To Set the Right Price for Your House

If you sell your house on your own, you may be more likely to overshoot your asking price. That could mean your house will sit on the market because you priced it too high for where the market is now. Today, pricing a house requires even more expertise to ensure you get it right. NAR explains it like this:

A great real estate agent will look at your home with an unbiased eye, providing you with the information you need to enhance marketability and maximize price.

Real estate professionals know the ins and outs of how to price your house accurately and competitively. To do so, they compare your house to recently sold homes in your area and factor in the current condition of your home. These steps are key to making sure its set to move quickly while still getting you the highest possible final sale price.

Bottom Line

Whether its following local and national trends and guiding you through a shifting market or pricing your house right, a real estate agent has essential insights you’ll want to rely on throughout the transaction. Don't go at it alone. If you plan to sell your house, lets connect.

 

 

 

 

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Comments (6)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

A professional is more than the lowest commission. Also a professional usually goes beyond the close of escrow and is still available to answer questions or be the source of the source. I believe you articulated why a professional is a good investment.

Oct 04, 2022 05:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Shayne,

Good advice not to sell your home alone! A real estate agent has essential insights you’ll will rely on throughout the transaction. Call a professional!

Oct 04, 2022 06:23 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Great Blog. Happy Tuesday to you. Have a great year....See my Blog and comment on it...

Oct 04, 2022 06:31 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Shayne and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

 

 

Oct 04, 2022 09:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Oct 05, 2022 02:40 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Oct 07, 2022 07:22 AM