One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is find a good listing agent. An experienced Realtor can help sell your home quickly and at a fair market price. Below is a list of services a good agent should provide to you.
Suggest a Sellable Sales Price: In today's market, putting the right price on your home from the get go is key to a timely and successful sale. The price must be competitive for the area where you live and it must be comparable to other homes that are similar in size and style. A real estate agent can get information that you can't, including data like original price, sold price, and average days on market for active, pending, and sold listings. The agent can then use this data to help you determine a fair and marketable price that will increase buyer traffic and enhance your chances of a quick sale.
Help Get You the Highest Price for Your Home: Homes that show well usually sell for closer to the asking price. An agent can suggest inexpensive ways to increase curb appeal and stage the interior of your home so that it will attract buyers.
Make Your Home Shine Online: With 90% of buyers searching for homes online, having your home showcased in the best light on the internet is imperative. A good agent should write a detailed description, create a virtual tour, and take professional photos. These items should highlight the best features of the house, grab the buyer's attention, and enhance the likelihood of an internet view leading to an actual showing.
Employ an Effective Marketing Plan: For an agent, listing a home should be more than just signing an agreement, putting the listing on the MLS, and slapping a sign and a lockbox on the property. A good agent should have an effective marketing plan that reaches every generation. This should include proven winners like printed flyers and the latest technologies in advertising, such as QR codes and social media.
Have Experience in Negotiation: Although price is important, there are a number of terms that need to be discussed and considered when negotiating an offer. These include but are not limited to financing terms, date of possession, inspection rights, inclusion or exclusion of furnishings, repairs, contingengiencies, and other special terms and conditions. When an offer comes in, your agent needs to be able to walk you through the terms being presented, recommend you seek legal or professional counsel when appropriate, and advise you in negotiations.
Keep Things Organized and Running Smooth: One of the greatest benefits of working with a good Realtor is that they keep things organized and on schedule. They know what needs to be done, and they pay attention to the details of the sale. This helps the process run smoothly and without unncessary stress to you, the seller.
Be Available and Facilitate Communication: Good communication between you and your agent is vital. A good agent should clearly explain the listing and selling process, keep you updated on the marketing of your property, inform you of showings that are taking place, seek feedback from agents and buyers who view the property, provide feedback promptly to you upon receipt, and be available for questions and concerns that come up throughout the entire sales process and even after closing.
A good Realtor is a valuable resource when you are selling your home. By providing the services above, we at TripleCord build enduring relationships with our clients so as to be their experienced Realtor of choice. CLICK HERE to find out more about the specific services we provide to our Seller clients.