If you have tried to sell your home on your own, you may have had your home on the market for a prolonged period without being able to secure a buyer. Real estate agents can help you sell your house more quickly. Here is how:
Real estate agents expose you home in local listings.
Real estate professionals have electronic and often hard-copy listings of all the homes in your area that are agent represented. The listings help the real estate agents connect buyers that they are representing with homes, including yours, that meet their needs.
Buyers may be searching for a home in a particular neighborhood, school district or price range, and if yours meets the criteria, the agent can schedule a showing. The more buyers who see your home, the more likely your home is to sell.
When you list your own home, it may only be be seen by a few people, depending on your marketing strategies. Most homeowners post signs in their yard and throughout their neighborhood, and some may even post advertisements in local publications. Nevertheless, these postings are usually insufficient to drive a large amount of buyer traffic to your home.
Real estate agents can give you home-selling tips.
Reals estate agents have years of experience selling homes, and they are aware of the current design trends that buyers find most appealing. As a result, they can review your home and make recommendations to increase the attractiveness of your house.
For instance, neutral tones are often preferred over loud, vibrant colors. If your home has been painted in your favorite shades, you may need to repaint in more neutral tones that will appeal to a wide customer base. In addition, you may need to prepare your home for showings by removing personalized items. Clutter should also be removed to make your home look as though it is prepared for a new owner.
A realtor may suggest that you separate your clutter into three different categories: trash, donations, and keepers. Trash may include items that are out of date, broken, or in poor condition. Donated items are usually in good condition but may no longer be needed by the people in your home. The items that you keep should be regularly used and in good shape. Some of these items may be left in sight, but many may still need to be stored away.
To learn more benefits of having a real estate agent sell your home, schedule an appointment with a realtor in your area.