Are you getting ready to sell your home and are wondering if you should hire a Realtor to help sell it? If so, it will help to know some of the benefits of using a sellers agent for this part of the process.
They Can Negotiate A Higher Price
One thing that you likely lack experience in when it comes to selling a home is your negotiating ability. If you've never sold a home before, you are not aware of what techniques will work and which ones will not. This can result in actually getting less money for your home when your whole goal was to save money by not using an agent that requires you to pay them a commission.
For example, if a seller offers you less money than your list price, will you know the negotiation techniques to use other than simply meeting in the middle of both offers? Would you know how to take multiple offers that come in and get the buyers to submit additional offers at higher prices? There are ways to negotiate the sale price of a home that can end up putting more money into your pocket in the end.
They Will Not Give Away Anything For Free
Another tactic that realtors use is not giving away things for free when you are talking to a potential buyer. As soon as something is given away for free, the value of that item is lost. This could include offering a home warranty to cover aging appliances or including a chest freezer that you had no plans to take with you anyway in a deal.
They Will Handle Showings And Open Houses
A huge problem when selling a home on your own is arranging all of the various showings that need to happen to get buyers to make offers. Buyers don't typically make appointments for showings several days away. They will want to see the home the same day or the next day. This can leave you scrambling to figure out how you are going to show your home as the seller when you have to do it all on your own.
A realtor is going to handle this part of the process for you. This means that your only responsibility is keeping your home clean and presentable at all times so that it is ready to show to someone that is interested in buying.