Sellers benefit from using a REALTOR - According to the National Association of REALTORS the median home price for sellers who use a licensed agent is 16% higher than a home sold directly by the owner. Selling a home is a complex transaction that takes time, effort and expertise.
REALTORS can help set a realistic competitive price for the seller and figure the approximate net proceeds for the sale based on types of loans, the seller’s outstanding loan balance and closing costs.
REALTORS are familiar with the local home loan market, knows if seller assistance is advisable and can help a seller decide the type of financing that’s best to expedite the sale.
REALTORS ensure potential buyers are “qualified” as to their affordable price range prior to showing them a seller’s home.
REALTORS can list the seller’s home in a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and can work with other REALTORS to assure the seller a wider range of prospective buyers.
REALTORS will advise prospects of all aspects and conditions of the seller’s home, even faults the seller doesn’t intend to fix. This will protect the seller from later objections.
REALTORS handles most all aspects of the selling process including: phone inquiries, making appointments, open houses and showings along with potential buyer follow-ups.
REALTORS are skilled salesperson who knows how to merchandise a seller’s home efficiently. REALTORS know how to add sales appeal to a seller’s home at a low to moderate cost.
If a REALTOR is the seller’s agent, he/she maintains objectivity in responding to criticisms by the buyer and in presenting offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.
REALTORS will familiarize the seller with the closing procedures in advance and often attend the event to explain any questions.
REALTORS work for home buyers and sellers - Let your broker work for you. A qualified real estate professional can answer questions on price, terms, possession, etc., and maintain objectivity in resolving to buyer objections. REALTORS bring buyers and seller together to negotiate an agreement satisfactory to both parties. Before the first showing and beyond the final sale, you’ll get the know-how and service you deserve when employing the services of a REALTOR.