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 percent higher than a home sold directly by the owner. Selling a home is a complex transaction that takes time, effort and expertise.
A REALTOR 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.
A REALTOR is 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.
A REALTOR 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.
A REALTOR 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.
A REALTOR handles most all aspects of the selling process including: phone inquiries, making appointments, open houses and showings along with potential buyer follow-ups.
A REALTOR is a skilled salesperson who knows how to merchandise a seller's home efficiently.
A REALTOR knows 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.
A REALTOR 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 REALTOR work for you.