How agents and sellers
can work together
By working with real estate professionals,
homeowners can sell their homes quickly.
Selling a home can be stressful. However, homeowners
who choose to work with real estate agents to facilitate the
process more rewarding than do-it-yourself or the latest online
companies popping up.
neighborhood knowledge, are educated in pricing trends, can
and can organize all of the people necessary for a closing. Real
estate agents provide many services that the average person
may not have the time nor the experience to handle.
his or her job well without some help on the part of the homeowner.
These tips can make the process of selling a home go
Homeowners should trust the
agent’s ability to price a home for the market. Everyone wants
to get the most money possible, but listing the home for more
than it’s worth may cause it to sit unnecessarily for several
A real estate agent will list the home
via a multiple listing service (MLS) on a private website, in
newspapers, and wherever else he or she feels is pertinent.
Homeowners can share the listing via social media and word
of mouth to help increase the chances of selling the home.
Limiting the time an agent can show the
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house to potential buyers is in no one’s best interest. Sellers
should be ready and willing to open their homes, which is
the best way to make a sale. An agent may suggest a lock box
so the home can be shown when homeowners are not on the
Agents know which
features can make or break a sale. Homeowners should be
amenable to certain suggestions, such as neutral paint colors,
removing personal effects and clearing clutter.
Real estate is a commission
based industry. Agents often tirelessly put in hours and
only reap rewards if the house is sold. A homeowner who
to friends or family.
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