Why You Should Sell Your Home with a REALTOR®
All real estate licenses are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are actually qualified REALTORS®. These agents are held to a higher code of business ethics and are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly and fairly. Additionally, they are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge and education of the process of buying and selling real estate.
A licensed REALTOR® will proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature.
Here are 7 Reasons to Sell Your Home with a REALTOR®
Your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.
Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property.
Your REALTOR® acts as your marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. In many markets across the country, over 50% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.
Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property to the public. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts.
When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing—a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
Your REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).
Thinking of Selling Your Northwestern Wisconsin Home?
If you're thinking of selling a home in Northwestern Wisconsin, then it's time to contact McKinney Realty. As your local expert REALTOR®s, we're here to help you get the job done right!