Your home is one of your most valuable assets so it makes sense to seek professional advice if you are planning on selling.
Selling your home privately has some advantages, like not needing to communicate with a third party, pay agency fees or hand over some control of the sale. However, you are likely to get a higher return for your property if you have the help of an expert real estate agent who understands the market and knows how to get the best results.
Some of the advantages of using a real estate agent are outlined below.
1. An Understanding of the Market
A seasoned professional will have a thorough understanding of market trends and be able to give an informed evaluation of what your property may be worth. They also know what buyers look for and can advise you about small tweaks that can increase the price of your property.
2. Valuable Networks
A real estate agent may know potential clients who could be interested in purchasing your home, as well as photographers, website developers, copywriters, marketers, interior designers and stylists. All of these services will have an enormous impact on the presentation and perceived value of your home.
3. Excellent negotiating skills
Negotiation can help secure the best price for both the buyer and the seller. A real estate agent spends a great deal of time communicating with people and can resolve conflict in a professional manner. This is a huge advantage when selling your property as it can help limit some of the stress and worry associated with dealing with tricky clients and trying to get a result that everyone will be happy with.
4. Know how to get results
Real estate agents have the ability to look back on past campaigns and determine what media channels will get the best outcomes for their clients. Companies such as MMJ have an in-house marketing team, who regularly advertise in leading publications such as the Real Estate World Magazine, the Sydney morning Herald and the Illawarra Mercury. Having an in-house marketing department also means that artwork for ads, signboards, brochures, and much more can be designed a lot faster than if you were to outsource these items.
5. Ability to handle the paperwork
Vendors may feel daunted or overwhelmed by all of the paperwork associated with selling their home. Real estate agents understand the terminology used in these types of contracts and can easily explain it all to you so that you are feel confident about the entire process.