Clients sometimes wonder if they would be dollars ahead by buying or selling a house themselves and saving the fees that are paid to a Realtor. People with a sales background in some other field are particularly tempted to go it on their own. Twenty years ago, when things were much simpler, some people did have success selling the house themselves. Today, we face a much more complicated world in every endeavor. Here are some of the services that a Realtor provides:
It is not easy to determine the proper asking price. Realtors now have computer terminals in their offices that notify them of new listings, recent sales, and price changes as they occur. This vital information reflects the current market in your area as it really is. After making many comparisons between your home and like properties, your Realtor can recommend an asking price that is competitive with similar homes on the market.
After the house is listed, periodic checks can be made into the computer system to assure you that your price does keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.
Because the sale of your home profoundly affects your financial well-being, it is no undertaking for an amateur. It is best to get the help and advice of someone who is working in the real estate business everyday. Realtors also possess selling tools not available to the average homeowner. These include membership in a multiple listing service, large advertising budgets, access to the transferee through referral organizations and corporate relocation departments and home financing expertise used to qualify buyers.
NEGOTIATING AND CLOSING ASSISTANCE:
Handling an offer and counter-offer require the right touch. This is only learned through experience. Once the offer is signed and accepted, the job is still not complete. Now, the sale must be guided through numerous closing procedures that involve financing, inspections, conditions, legalities, and a myriad of details. I am A Certified Negotiations Expert and I will put my expereince to work for you!