If you are a current home owner in the market to sell your home, you may be asking yourself “Should I sell my home myself or used a Licensed Agent?” If you are asking yourself that question, you are probably looking to save a little money or possibly profit some.
You maybe considering selling your property because you are being forced to, or simply because you are going through financial hardship. For sale by owners are not generally a good idea, especially in the market we face today. There are so many houses out there, but the demand for them is so low.
It’s a buyers market, and selling your house on your own would not get you the results you were hoping for. FSBO’s are the most effective when it’s a sellers market, so that you can get the most for your home.
When listing your home on your own, you have to consider many factors: Are you in a hurry? Do you already have a buyer in mind? Is the home priced according to market value? These may be things you cannot answer, and in turn should seek a Licensed Realtor for Assistance. Also, if you are not comfortable with negotiating or have a hard time handling complications or rejection, a for sale by owner is probably not a good avenue to take to sell your home. If your home is currently listed by you the owner, always keep in mind that if a house is sitting for too long, it is overpriced and will most likely not sell unless you reduce the asking price.
A Realtor can get your listing sold a lot faster than if it were being sold by the owner. As an agent, we come out and do a free market evaluation of your home, to make sure it is priced accordingly to the other homes in the area. Once you agree to list with us, we take pictures of your home and list it in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This service is accessed by millions of agents Nationwide, ensuring that you will get the house sold in a reasonable amount of time, as long as the price is right. The MLS can be accessed through most agents websites, which triples your chances of a speedy sale. Since agents are earning a commission, they are determined to get the house sold for you. We do all the negotiating, paperwork, advertising, and are here to help you thorough this tough stressful process.
A Realtor is not emotionally attached to your home, so they can always keep a level head and keep their cool when negotiating a price for the sale. As the homeowner, you will always think your home is worth more than diamonds, and may get upset if someone offers significantly less than you are asking.
Save yourself the time and stress and call your local Real Estate Agent today!