A Realtor® is professional that will set the selling price fo your property at a level that accurately reflects its value in current market conditions and will not cost you missed opportunities.
Marketing and exposure:
A Realtor® will have many useful suggestions on ways to improve the marketability of your property, including cosmetic repairs and other items that will create a good impression among buyers. Your property will be exposed to a wide range of buyers. I addition to using flyers, agent and public open houses and social media, a Realtor® has an extensive contact list of former clients, newly qualified buyers and other industry professional can significantly reduce the amount of time your property is on the market. A Realtor® will also allow you to tap into a highly productive and extensive industry network, such as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Advertising your property efficiently and effectively is another area where a Realtor® can play an important role. Experience in deciding on the most appropriate type and frequency of advertising for your property can be very valuable. For example, placing to omany ads can create the impression that there may be something wrong with the property or the property or the seller is desperate.
Security is a major consideration when showing your home. With a Realtor® you can rest assured that all showings will be pre-screened and supervised.
When negotiating a purchase, most buyers prefer to deal with a middleperson who is objective, focused and professional. Buyers will often feel more comfortable with a Realtor® than with the owner when they want to raise issues that need resolving before making an offer.
Monitoring, Renegotiating, Closing or Settling:
A Realtor® will guide you through the multitude of potential problems associated with the appraisal, inspection and financing process, including the often complicated escrow instruction. In addition, your agent can meet and instruct any specialists or professionals who may be required for repairs or other issues that need to be completed.