Wrestling with whether or not you should get an estate agent to sell your home? Selling a house is a major decision and can be fraught with stress and the potential for the unexpected. Aside from the significant monetary value that property holds, home sellers are often also quite emotionally invested when it comes to the property they might have called home for years. 

You’ve also got to know what you’re selling, who you’re selling to, and then devise a strategy to meet this goal.  While the process may seem easy enough to take on yourself, the importance of experts in the face of an ever-changing market cannot be understated. Adrienne Herch Properties spotlights 5 reasons why using an estate agent is an absolute non-negotiable in the current real estate landscape. 

1.They’ll help you price your home correctly

In a property market that is constantly changing, it can be difficult to determine the value of your property without the required expertise. Qualified and experienced real estate agents will be able to provide you with an accurate, realistic and market-related valuation of your home. Because sellers are often emotionally attached, they tend to overprice their home, which means the property stays on the market longer and risks becoming ‘stale’, meaning the seller could end up selling the property for much lower than its original market value.  

2.Negotiating can be challenging

The process of negotiating with buyers can be stressful, particularly if you have a certain degree of emotional attachment to your home. Real estate agents will be able to approach the situation objectively as well as negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf.  An agent will also be able to speak for you in tough transactions and prevent things from getting too personal. 

3.Achieve the maximum exposure on your property

Agents have strong marketing expertise that will ensure your property is strategically targeted to ensure it is seen by the right audience. Good agents will also have strong networks access to several potential buyers through their databases.

4.Knowledge is power 

Knowledge truly is power during negotiations for a property sale and achieving the best price possible requires strong and in-depth knowledge of the current market, the suburb, and the particular features of the property. 

5.They are motivated to sell your home

An estate agent won’t make money until the sale of your home is complete. This means agents are highly motivated to sell your home and will do everything possible to find a buyer as quickly as possible.

6.They’ll guide you through the paperwork

Real estate transactions come with a lot of paperwork. A strong real estate agent will be able to use their knowledge and expertise to ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and on time.

The bottom line

Real estate agents go far beyond simply facilitating the sale of a property. They provide a range of invaluable services to sellers, including pricing the home, marketing the property, attending viewings, liaising with the buyer and seller constantly, negotiating on behalf of the seller, making sure potential buyers are qualified, and ultimately,  closing the deal. Having an experienced and knowledgeable expert on your side will be instrumental in ensuring your home is sold for the best possible price. 

Get in touch with an expert member of our team today for a free evaluation on your home. Email: kwahp@kwsa.co.za or Tel: 0117287013.

Author: Industry News

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