Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Deciding to sell your home is just the first step in the actual property sale. If your house is in less than perfect condition, you may choose to renovate for curb appeal. Getting the word out on the street may also not be as easy as it seems. While many people are now choosing to take matters into their own hands and sell their properties without a licensed real estate agent, there are still some perks to going the traditional route.
A well-established real estate agent who works full-time will have a network of clients that may be interested in your property. Hiring a real estate agent will give you access to his network, which may make for a faster sale or at least, access to a pool of interested buyers.
If your busy work schedule or other commitments make it difficult to handle appointments and show your property to prospective buyers, a real estate agent can do this for you. This will eliminate the time-consuming hassles of receiving calls, answering questions about your property and making appointments to show your property.
Help in the negotiation process
Negotiations can be tricky. Having a third party can become an advantage in a real estate deal, as the buyer’s complaints about the property and the seller’s misgivings about the negotiating offer can both be aired out to the real estate agent. A real estate agent has the unique position to smooth rough patches in a negotiation and steer it to acceptable compromises between both parties.
The world of contracts and legal jargon can be hard to understand. A real estate agent can help you go over pertinent aspects of your contract and its terms and conditions. A licensed and experienced real estate agent specializes in dealing with property deals and contracts, giving you the advantage of a safe and secure property sale.