Sell Your House with Real Estate Agents
For the past decade, there are countless of services created to help sellers in marketing and successful sale of their properties. This as a result lead to a number of questions whether they still have to hire real estate agents or not. There’s no doubt that there’s massive expansion to the internet giving people easy access to listing and provide these sellers with lots of new ways to sell and market outside traditional methods.
Usually, commissions will run you at around 6 percent of purchase price of the house and there are many sellers who wonder whether it is worth it to make an investment in a full service agent. Just before you jump to any conclusions that 6 percent is a high price for commission, it will be nice to consider first the benefits you can get from hiring a realtor.
Number 1. Access – it doesn’t matter if you are selling or buying a house because at the end of the day, real estate agents can provide access to the available listing. MLS or Multiple Listing Service is a service that most agents are using to list properties and give other real estate agents with interested buyers all the details about the house they may need. Sellers want their house to be present on MLS because it is the main marketplace for agents who are searching to find potential properties for clients.
Number 2. Convenience – by hiring a professional and seasoned real estate agent to represent your house is way more convenient than marketing and selling your own. For those who don’t have any experience in such, the volume of phone calls needed to be handled is just overwhelming. By the time that the house goes live on market, agents and other interested buyers will start calling and trying to schedule viewing, ask questions about the property specifics and so forth.
At times, prospective buyers show up but sometimes they don’t. With an agent assigned specifically to handle all these phone calls as well as inquiries, it is going to give you convenience especially if you are a person who has an active lifestyle or busy schedule.
Number 3. Negotiation skills – it doesn’t matter if the agent sells or buys because in this industry, a strong negotiation skill is a must. It is completely normal for interested buyers to make price proposal that is less than the actual price. If you are inexperienced, it will be you who is going to submit to their demands but with the assistance of an agent, they’re the one who will guide these clients on coming up with the right figure.
You need to know as well that on top of sale price negotiation, agents do handle concessions on closing costs, adverse inspection findings and a lot more.