Why You Need a Listing Agent
If you faced a huge tax issue, would you address it without an accountant? Definitely not. Yet some home sellers enter into contracts to sell their most important asset without representation.
When you list your home with us, we will work tirelessly to get your property sold and provide you professional advice and service every step of the way. First we will give you up-to-date information on market conditions and competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle. We also will recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance you home’s marketability.
As your listing agents, we also will advertise and market of the property (at our expense), not only to the general public, but also to our established network of real estate agents and clients.
When offers come in, we will handle all communication and negotiation with the buyers on your behalf, helping you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. And we will advise you and negotiate for you on behalf the price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs.
We will also work with the buyer’s agent in advancing the process of inspections, appraisals, financing – ensuring that all contractual deadlines are met and your interests are protected. Should any problems arise, we will help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to settlement.
But won’t you save on real estate commissions without an agent? Yes, but you will likely end up paying a buyer’s agent commission anyway. Finally, what you might save in commission will cost you a great deal of time and energy in serving as your own agent. Most importantly, without an agent you will probably net less money from the sale than if you had a listing agent. Research indicates that homes sold by Realtors sell for significantly higher prices than homes sold by owner.