What a Real Estate Agent Does for a Home SellerPosted Friday, October 1, 2021
Your home is likely your largest and most valuable asset, so ensuring that you hire a listing agent who is experienced in home selling is a necessity. Listing agents are here to assist you through the selling process and negotiate on your behalf to get the best price when selling your home.
Listed below are some of the most important things that a real estate agent can do for home sellers:
1. Prepare Your Home to Sell
Experienced real estate agents know how to maximize the property value of your home. This can range from recommending improvements for your house to getting it inspected before any next steps are taken. If any improvements are needed, your agent is typically able to recommend service providers in their circle (painters, contractors, landscapers, etc.). Agents also can assist with staging your property and hiring a professional to take photos for your listing.
2. Find the Right Price for Your Home
Settling on the right price can be tricky, but it is probably one of the most important things a listing agent can do for any home seller. Seasoned real estate agents will list your house at the ‘right’ price to ensure you get the correct value for your home. Other factors go into pricing your home outside of location and economics, including the size of your space and any work done to increase property value. What kind of additions or remodels have gone into the home since you purchased it? Whether you contracted a kitchen overhaul, added a patio or deck, or replaced windows, your real estate agent will be able to maximize value using their insight and experience in the industry.
3. Market Your Home to Potential Buyers
Once everything falls into place and all the preparations are finalized, it’s time for your house to go on the market. The classic “For Sale” sign will go up in your front yard, and your listing agent will be busy networking on your behalf, creating marketing materials, and advertising your listing. You’ll love not having to shoulder the weight of putting your home on the market and advertising to buyers. Even in a ‘seller’s market’, listing a home is incredibly time consuming and requires a full-time effort.
Selling your home is no easy feat, unless you have a real estate agent who is looking out for your best interest as a seller. Having a knowledgeable agent makes all the difference in the process of selling your home. If you’re looking for a top-rated listing agent, contact The Sharon Falco Group today at 630-307-2760!