Real estate agents are some of the most hated professionals in our current society. Mostly because they are misunderstood, a lot of people feel that they earn a lot for doing nothing but make few calls and take a couple of buyers to view the property of interest. But a good real estate agent actually does a lot of work both behind the scenes and on the scene. I will be discussing what they do that can save you more and help you earn more, especially that commission you have to pay them.
Firstly, pricing your property for sale, the right price is very important in the sale of a house. If it is too low buyers might think there is a problem or it sells really fast and you lose a lot of money and if the price is too high it might stay on the market for too long. And if that happens even if the price gets reduced buyers will be wary due to its long period on the market this is a form of stigmatization. Consequently, in other to avoid such occurrences it is a good idea to have a real estate agent or company like we buy houses, also a well licensed real estate agent can access Multiple Listing Search (MLS) and find out the price for the average house sold n your area and help you get an adequate price listing and this saves money in terms of house long your hues would stay empty.
Also in the terms of advertising, real estate agents are well versed at marketing and targeting buyers so they will help target the right buyer type and also, they are very useful as they can help stage the house. House staging is the art of creating a mood to give off a different feel to the house and make them imagen the possibilities. A good real estate agent will know what kind of staging s required for the target demographic. Studies show that 81 percent of buyers are affected by home staging and marketing strategies.
Another helpful thing to note is that they can do to get you more for your property is to check out the buyer. They have to check that the client has been pre-approved and meets all the requirements to buy the house, they are also in charge of negotiating a better price for you the seller as your representative. They will check the buyer’s documents, loan approval if needed and other important financial documents to ensure that as long as no other external circumstance occurs the buyer can buy your house and you will receive your money in full without any issues. Good real estate agents who aren’t worried about their next sale are more likely to put in more effort in getting you the seller the best price possible and that is something worth noting.
Most importantly, they will help you save your time, money for gas, phone bills. How? They will take charge of the communications and ensure that the get in touch with everyone that needs contacting from the city council to the state department, to the potential buyers and all you have to do is speak to one person who gives you an update. This will reduce stress and save the sellers time and money. They are also very effective communicators and can bring about unexpected changes and helpful solutions.