Why should I use a Realtor to sell my house?
Buying a home can be one of the most expensive investments that most people ever make, so of course you want to obtain the highest price possible when selling. Some sellers can make more money by selling on their own and some do so successfully. But, there are a number of reasons you should consider using a real estate sales agent as opposed to being a for sale by owner (FSBO) associate when selling your Lexington Kentucky home.
A seller may often underestimate the cost, time and effort needed to sell a home. When you use a real estate associate, he/she handles all of the expenses and works to market your home; and is always working, being available to sell your home. When selling on your own you have to consider who you will market to and how. What print advertising will you do? What online advertising? Will you do open houses and be available to show the property at all hours? What time and expense will be involved? If you need to sell quickly and are short on the time how will you handle prospective clients?
In selling a home, you want to attract as many buyers as possible. When you list with Miranda Hinchman your home will be included in the Lexington Board of Area Realtors (LBAR) multiple listing service (MLS) to help significantly increase its exposure. As part of your marketing plan Miranda will also incorporate your home listing in numerous other sites online, including this one. Approximately 90% of the people are going online first and you want a company like ERA Woods Group with a strong web presence marketing your home. Real estate brokers who participate in an MLS program agree to share commission on the sale of a house listed by any broker in the system. As a result, more professionals are now working to sell your home and this helps increase the pool of buyers.
Most importantly a real estate agent is trained and retrained through continuing education year after year on how to avoid costly mistakes and how to best represent you. Ultimately, the assistance of an agent can save you valuable time and money in the long run. Call Miranda today for free, no cost, no pressure consultation to further discuss the benefits of working with an Realtor. You can also see the section Why Choose Us for more information.
Your agent has knowledge and experience to share, as well as a variety of information and tools that the average person may not have to facilitate selling your house. An agent is emotionally removed and objective in selling, which facilitates the selling process. The agent is also more comfortable with and well versed at negotiating the best deal for their client.