If you needed to replace your carburetor or install new plumbing in your home, chances are, you would hire a professional who knows what they are doing. Selling a home is no different! It’s tempting to try to sell your house “by owner” to save realtor fees, but this will likely cost you more money in the long run, and make for a far more frustrating experience.
A realtor who specializes in your neighborhood will be able to help you make more money on the sale and close faster. How is that possible? Simple! An expert local realtor can help you set an ideal price point, neither so high that it causes your home to stay on the market for a long time, nor so low that you miss out on potential profits. A seasoned professional is also extremely helpful staging the home look more appealing to potential buyers. It can be hard to evaluate objectively when you own the home and everything in it. Realtors tend to be friends with lots of other realtors, and can use these connections to find buyers who might not otherwise have encountered your property. Most buyers today use online listings to search for homes, and your realtor will ensure that yours is listed in as many places online as possible, and use a dynamic marketing approach to get maximum attention for your listing.
Having a professional realtor eliminates many uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations that can arise when selling by owner. Few buyers feel comfortable touring a home when the owner is there, and a realtor is able to help you screen the people coming into your home. Your realtor will save you a mountain of aggravation navigating the complicated and paperwork-heavy process of selling a home, which can be overwhelming at times even when you have professional help. Figuring it all out alone is confusing, time consuming, and may even land you in legal hot water if you make a mistake on part of the contract. Your buyer will be using a realtor who knows the business, and if you are trying get by without an agent, you will find yourself at a disadvantage when it comes time to negotiate.
If you’re interested in selling your home, or looking to purchase a new one (or both!) the expert realtors at Circa Real Estate can help you make the process as smooth, quick, and hassle-free as possible. We are located in the Cooley Mansion in the heart of the Heights, and we know and love this neighborhood. Let us put our skills and local expertise to work for you!