Selling your home for the first time can be an overwhelming task, especially when you do not know the real estate and property trends.
There are a lot of technicalities involved in selling a house and of course the fear of under-pricing your property.
So, is hiring a real estate agent the best option for you?
Studies show that an agent sells more than 90% of the homes or an agent is somehow involved in the deal so hiring a professional real estate agent is definitely in your best interest and most of the times absolutely necessary.
There are a lot of benefits of hiring a real estate agent:
- Professionals know their job better than you
When you are selling a property, a lot of paperwork is involved in it. A professional real estate agent will go thru all of the fine print to make sure that your sale is done by the book.
- Saves you time and energy
Most people today have a busy schedule and taking out time to schedule and organize home showings is a very time-consuming task. So, hiring an estate agent who will take care of it for you is always a good idea.
- They know the market well
A real estate agent will know precisely what the property price in your area is. They are aware of the trends; they can set price points appropriately, and have access to the best places to advertise your property and get potential buyers’ attention.
- Negotiations are not your headache
Negotiation in selling a property is an art, and most people, have zero experience in that art, so they are unable to negotiate the best prices for their homes. However, a well-trained real estate agent knows exactly how to negotiate and get you the best possible deal.
Also, when you have an agent, potential buyers (or their agents) are less likely to keep on giving low offers to you and directly give you a reasonable deal as they know they aren’t dealing with an amateur negotiator.