How Much Does the Sale of Your Home Depend on Your Real Estate Agent?

How Much Does the Sale of Your Home Depend on Your Real Estate AgentWhile many people opt to forgo the “cost” of a real estate agent’s commission, the reality is that having an agent who is working for you can oftentimes mean the difference between finding the right buyer quickly, or having to “carry” an empty house for a much longer period of time.

There are a number of services that an experienced real estate agent can offer you, which spans far beyond just putting a For Sale sign in your yard. For example, one key item includes working with you to determine the right initial listing price.

In this case, pricing your home too low may allow you to sell it very quickly – but you could also be cheating yourself out of many thousands of additional dollars. Conversely, if you set a price that is too high, you run the risk of having to carry the home longer, which equates to paying the utility, insurance, and other related bills.

Listing with a real estate agent also means that your home will be listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which puts its information in front of thousands of other real estate professionals. Here, if it meets the criteria that the client of an agent is searching for, it could turn into the perfect match.

Your agent will also provide other services, too, such as holding open houses, creating marketing flyers and brochures, and helping you to negotiate with a potential purchaser once an offer comes in. Having an agent take care of all of these duties can allow you to more easily focus on other things.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, we can help. We will provide you with a thorough marketing plan that includes attracting potential buyers to your property – both online and off. We’ll also give you a free, no obligation valuation analysis of your home, so that you’ll know the best list price for it. So don’t wait. Give us a call today.

By |2018-07-10T19:09:02+00:00June 26th, 2018|Advice, Home Selling|

About the Author:

I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.