4 Ways Having an Agent Beats Selling Solo

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4 Ways Having an Agent Beats Selling Solo

While selling your sofa or lawnmower on your own doesn’t take a lot of sales skill, working with a professional real estate agent will help you get the most money in the shortest time when selling your home. Here are some of the top reasons I can help.

1. Increase your profit: Many people think they’ll make more money if they avoid paying an agent a commission and instead handle their own home sale, but the statistics show otherwise. According to the National Association of Realtors, selling with an agent brings in a higher profit, enough to cover the commission and then some. For one thing, I have the experience and tools to price your home appropriately. Studies show that homes priced correctly when they first hit the market sell faster, and for a better price, than those that linger with a decreasing price tag.

2. Save you time: While it may take just moments to upload a Craigslist ad, handling prospective buyers, showings, inspectors, and appraisers can suck up your time. From screening out unqualified buyers to helping you prepare your home for inspections, I can help drive the process more efficiently, with minimal inconvenience to you.

3. Make a better deal: You might be proud of your poker face, but are you really a savvy enough negotiator to put one of the biggest deals of your life on the line? As most buyers use a buyer’s agent, you’ll probably be going toe-to-toe with a professional negotiator who is working to get the lowest price for their buyer. When you list your house with me, you not only get my marketing power and connections, but you get a professional negotiator advocating for you during the initial offer, the counter offer, and the post-offer period, which includes inspections and requests for concessions.

4. Lower your risk: The potential for making mistakes (with potential legal ramifications) among the reams of paperwork involved in a home sale is huge. I don’t want that to happen. I know how to do things right.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, I’d be happy to help. I’ll work hard to get the most money for your home. Call me any time for a free home evaluation and consultation. Your home might be worth more than you think! (519)791-9545