Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent
by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine
When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to go it alone. However, when you take a look at some of the things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, you will quickly realize why this is rarely a good idea. Indeed, there are a number of excellent reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your house without the help of an experienced real estate agent, such as:
1. Professional Real Estate Agents can devote time to the job
Selling a house requires a dedicated amount of time, energy, and effort. You need to prep the house and be available when a potential buyer is interested in a house visit. If you are juggling a full-time job plus a family, chances are that you will be stretched for time. On the other hand, a real estate agent makes it their job to devote time and effort to show your house to potential buyers.
2. They have an established network
While you may be able to attract potential buyers to your home through internet listings and word of mouth advertising, the network of an experienced real estate agent is wider, deeper, and presents a higher probability of a sale. An agent can tap into their network and generate interest among potential buyers even when market conditions are tough. They are also able to gain valuable information about market data – and then use it to prepare your house before a sale.
3. They have the experience you need
An experienced hand is always helpful when trying to navigate the world of real estate. For instance, they can help you decide if you should accept an early bid on your home or hold out for longer to get a better price. Put simply, an experienced agent can handle just about any situation that may arise during the course of your home sale.
4. They know how to present your home to buyers
A real estate agent knows what a potential buyer is looking for during a house visit. Presenting a house goes beyond just sprucing it up – you will also need some professional photographs of the property to create a great first impression. Your agent will know how to highlight the strengths of your property.
Selling a home is never easy, so it rarely makes sense to go it alone. As outlined in this article, a skilled real estate agent can be an invaluable asset during the selling process.Alexander Maxwell Realty is the only Hudson Valley Realty that provides complimentary award-winning real-estate photography and world-class strategic marketing package with every listing. We don’t just sell the best Hudson Valley locations in luxury residential properties but also go a step further and bring our expertise in real estate investment, interior design, real estate marketing, home staging, renovations & remodeling, landscape design and much more along with us. Contact Us today to have your free listing evaluation.