Friday, August 8, 2014

"Why You Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home" by Guest Blogger, Kate Supino

When you start the process of selling your home, you may be tempted to forego hiring a real estate agent and try selling it yourself. After all, there are lots of websites out there that will list your home for pennies compared to the commission fees a real estate agent demands. Don’t fall prey to the prospect of saving a few dollars. Here are just a handful of reasons why you need a real estate agent to sell your home.

They Have Peeps 
When you hire a real estate agent, you don’t just get one person; you also get the services of their network. Real estate agents have teams of experts who work with them when selling your home. For example, they have home staging experts who can come in on your behalf and help stage your home to place it in the best light for showing. They have professional photographers who know how to highlight special areas of your home and turn them into focal points. If you were to hire all these professionals independently, the cost to you would be exorbitant.

They Have Experience 
Real estate agents typically have years of experience in the real estate industry. Compared to that, how many times have you sold a home? A real estate agent has done it a multitude of times, and they’ve seen every type of house, every type of buyer and every type of seller. They can handle every situation because they’ve probably handled it before.

Selling a Home Can Get Technical 
Make no mistake. Selling a home can get very technical. There are critical legal formalities and documents that must be handled in the correct way in order to complete the legal sale of real estate. If you attempt to sell your home yourself and miss something, there could be legal repercussions that could make the sale null and void. Why take that chance?

A real estate is a valuable ally during your home selling process. Selling your home is one of the most stressful times you will go through in your life. Why not get someone on your side who will help you get through the process as smoothly as possible?