1. Education and Experience
You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. A real estate professional is the manager of your home buying process. They are aware of your concerns, needs and priorities. They are up-to-date on the latest regulations and know how to help you meet them. Your real estate professional works with you from beginning to the end, navigating you each step of the way.
2. Professionally List Your Property
Potential buyers expect professional photos, videos, and flawless online presentation. Due to the increase in technology, social media platforms and real estate portals, it isn’t enough to upload photos from your phone to a few select sites. Your real estate professional knows how to gain the most exposure for your property by syndicating to all real estate portals and more. They will also help determine who the likely audience is, and know how to market directly to them.
3. Prepare Sellers
Your real estate professional can shed light on not so obvious repairs and provide reliable contractors. Your home might require inspections as well as repairs. Your real estate professional can set up any required inspections and instruct you on how to prepare.
4. Prepare for Showings
Staging is extremely important. A real estate professional will give advice on how to properly setup to appeal to potential buyers.
5. Reel in the Buyers
A real estate professional knows how to reel in the buyers. They can arrange and hold open houses which will bring in as many visitors as possible. They work with buyers so that showings are more convenient for you.
6. Neighborhood Knowledge
Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They know what the property values are, and have a good idea of the future market. They also know where and how to list your property for best results. Having your home listed on the MLS is not enough anymore. A good real estate professional that is knowledgeable of the area is essential to getting the best deal on your home.
7. Price Guidance
Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select the prices for sellers or buyers; their research and knowledge of the local market enables them to advise and point their clients in the right direction
8. Negotiation Skills and Confidentiality
Top producing agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction. Closing can be a confusing process, and there is a large amount of paperwork to sign. If you have any questions on anything, your real estate professional will be right by your side.
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