Hanging onto the realtor commission when selling a home might be tempting, but in a busy housing market like Raleigh, a licensed real estate agent could be one’s best selling tool.
Here are some reasons to work with a trusted real estate agent when selling a home:
- The busywork: If a house sells quickly, it’s usually because of the leg work an agent has done. Filing the MLS, researching comps, taking photos that show off the home, and creating the listing are just some of the tasks that get done before the For Sale sign goes in the yard. After that, there’s managing showings, creating and negotiating contracts and closings, inspections, titles and financing.
- Local expertise: Many real estate agents get to know their areas really well, and some even specialize in specific neighborhoods. Buyers know who the go-to people are and they’ll get the home sold quicker than selling on one’s own.
- Making the home shine: Real estate agents know how to structure listings to showcase the home at its best. From clever (but truthful) wording in the home description to making sure the photos highlight the home’s best features, a good listing agent knows exactly what to do to make a home stand out to buyers.
- Objectivity: Our homes are personal. It’s where we live, where we gather, where we see our families grow. It can be difficult to be objective and realistic when it’s time to sell the home. A good Realtor is an objective party that can see the strengths and challenges of selling the home.
As we gear up for what looks to be another busy selling season in Raleigh, partner with a real estate professional who will make your home stand out from the others and help to get top dollar. If you’re considering selling your home this spring, contact Raleigh Cary Realty to set up a market assessment and consultation today!