Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Introduction:

A lot of people wonder if they need a real estate agent in order to sell their home. Surprisingly, I am going to tell you no, you don’t need a real estate agent to sell your home, but I am also going to tell you that you will WANT a real estate agent to sell your home. These are the top benefits of why you will WANT a real estate agent to sell your home.

 

List at the Right Price:

Everyone can research what they think their home should be priced at, but no one has the experience of pricing homes like a real estate agent. If you were to hire an agent to sell your home, you will be able to have them explain to you what your house should be priced at and why. There are so many different pricing trends or tricks that a typical home owner would not know about since they don’t have the experience of selling multiple homes.

 

Expert Staging Advice:

Staging a home doesn’t always seem to be something that is “necessary” in order for a home to sell, but here is a secret, it definitely does help if you do. Not everyone has the creative brain to see the potential of a blank canvas so when you see an empty home, you may not be able to picture yourself living in that home. When a home is staged and staged in the correct manner, it will help everyone that comes into the home, to picture themselves in that home. 



More Buyer Exposure:

Agents have a network that For Sale by Owners don’t typically have. If you choose to have an agent list your home then that agent will not only post your home on your county’s Multiple Listing Service(MLS), but also will reach out to everyone in their network which includes other agents, investors, brokerages, etc. Your home will have not only the internet but also word of mouth that goes far.



Higher Offers from Buyers:

Many people think an offer is an offer and it is what it is, but agents will work for you to get your highest price so you don’t leave any money on the table. If you hire an agent, not only will you get the inside of how to prep your home, an inside of their network, but they will also negotiate on your behalf. They will work hard to get that top dollar for you.



Help Navigating Negotiations:

Negotiating has become an art, there is even a book about it, but how are you at negotiating? An agent will help you navigate the negotiation process when it comes to the sale of your home. An agent has the experience with other agents and will help you know when it is time to bet or time to fold.

 

Faster Time to Close:

The close of escrow on a home can be tricky and does not always go perfectly, but an agent can help with that. Closing on a home has a lot of moving parts and lots of steps and an agent has those steps down to a T. Agents also know when you can/should negotiate for a faster closing if that is something you desire.

 

Home Sells at Top Dollar:

Who doesn’t want to garner the highest price when selling their home? Who knows the tricks, steps, secrets to get that highest price? Who can negotiate to get you the highest price? An agent knows how to get you the top dollar for your home and will do all they can to get that for you.

 

Conclusion:

While you can sell your house, you will WANT an agent to sell your house. Selling a home is a daunting and complicated process and who would want to go through that alone? Hiring an agent will not only ease your mind, but you will benefit greatly from hiring one who has your best interests in mind.


Recent Blog Posts

Stay up to date on the latest real estate trends.

Rica's Heart

What's Your Love Language | February 2024

Unlocking your love language

Rica's Heart

Ruiz Review | January 2024

Dear Friends, I’m excited to share with you this year’s edition of the “Ruiz Review.” I started writing these on behalf of my family 19 years ago. Now, my 16-year-… Read more

Real Estate

Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Have you ever wondered if it would be easier to sell your own home? Here is why we are saying you can but you won't want to after reading this blog.

Rica's Heart

My Community | December 2023

The past few months I have been thinking about what it means to be in community. Even the Bible says that God created us to be in community - that we are created to li… Read more

Real Estate

Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

We are here to help you if you are stuck on some Christmas home decorating ideas. Do you want a new style? Do you want to try a new look? We are here to help you!

Real Estate

Best Places to Catch Holiday Cheer in the Bay Area

It is the Holiday season and we would like to tell you about some upcoming events so you can join in and grab some Holiday Cheer.

Rica's Heart

Cinderella Complex | November 2023

I have a confession to make. Some of you aren’t going to like it. In fact, some of you may think this is coming out of left field. You’re going to think this is comple… Read more

Real Estate

Thanksgiving Home Decorating Ideas

Show your family your Thanksgiving decorating skills and give them the Thanksgiving of their dreams.

Real Estate

See the Changing Colors of Fall in the Bay Area

Meraki Real Estate would love to take you around the Bay Area to our favorite places to see our favorite fall colors.

Let’s Talk

You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.