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Advantages of Selling Your Home through a Real Estate Agent

Selling a home is usually an exciting challenge. You want an experienced real estate professional to help you through the process, what with all the projections of higher home prices and mortgage interest rates as the market continues its recovery. Unless you are a specialist yourself, you don’t want to be alone out there without someone who’ll have your back.

Consider the following ways a real estate agent can make a difference:

Paperwork
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Every state has different regulations covering contracts that are necessary for a successful sale, and these regulations are always changing. A real estate agent is a master of the market and will be able to handle all the needed paperwork for you.
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The Process

According to experts, at least 230 possible steps are taken for every successful real estate deal. Don’t you want to take them with someone who already knows the entire process by heart?

Negotiations

So let’s say you don’t believe you need an agent when selling your home. However, after checking the list of parties you need to negotiate with, it will be easy to see the value of professional help. You need to talk to a minimum of 11 different personalities, from the interested buyer (who also seeks the most favorable terms for himself) to home inspectors to the appraiser and so on. These people are all experts in the real estate industry, and even the buyer is probably working with an agent. How do you expect to match their negotiating prowess?

Setting the Price for Your Home

It is extremely important to priced your home correctly so it can attract the right buyers and stay on the market for a limited time. You want someone who is not emotionally attached to your home, but has the knowledge necessary to give it the right value.

To put it simply, an overpriced home will not attract a lot of buyers, and will probably stay on the market too long that people will start to assume that there’s something “wrong” with it. Underpricing, on the other hand, will leave you on the losing end of the sale. That’s why an expert is needed to define the lines.

Market Trends

There is a lot of information out there about home sales, mortgage rates, prices, etc. How do you know which one applies to your area specifically? Whom will you approach as you try to set a competitive price for your property at the beginning of the selling process? When in need of help related to money, pick someone who is less of a salesman and more of a teacher. You want someone who can tell you the truth, and not just what you want to hear.

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