Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell My House?

A recent study of National Association of Realtors found that 82% of real estate sales are from sources other than advertising.  These sales come from personal referrals and contacts.

Selling a property by yourself quickly becomes overwhelming. It seems simple at first: prepare the home for sale, find a buyer, and close the deal. It is not until the phone fails to ring and emails are not coming in that you may realize reaching  buyers needs a lot more than posting on craigslist or for-sale-by-owner websites. What do you do if time is running out and attracting serious buyers seems impossible?

When you list your home with me, as a licensed real estate agent, I will ensure your property is visible and accessible to as many potential buyers as possible online,  in print, and in person. Here is a list of things I normally do for my clients:

  1. Create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help you set a competitive price.
  2. Add your property to MRIS/MLS (Multiple Listing Service). 
  3. Market your property to other real estate agents and contacts.
  4. Add an optional lockbox for other agents to schedule appointments.
  5. Schedule and conduct tours of your home to potential buyers.
  6. Pre-screen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
  7. Work with contractors, inspectors, landscapers to help you find an elegant solution to improve curb-appeal.
  8. Review and recommend cosmetic changes to enhance the marketability of your property.
  9. Help you evaluate buyer’s proposal and negotiate on your behalf.
  10. Help close the sale of your house.



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