Real Estate in Arlington TX
Laura Van Meter
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Why Do I Need an Agent to Sell My House?


Top Benefits in Having a Real Estate Agent Help You Sell Your Home

  • A real estate agent knows the real estate market in your area, has access to data about recent sales in your neighborhood, and will help you price your home accordingly.
  • If you try to sell your home by yourself, buyers’ agents won’t bring your home to their clients’ attention. Also, some buyers are not comfortable about looking at your house while you’re present, because they feel inhibited about discussing things they don’t like.
  • A real estate agent has access to the MLS, which is a database of current homes for sale. By hiring a broker, information about your home will be instantly available to hundreds of agents and prospective buyers all across the area.
  • An experienced agent can help you get your house ready for sale, point out housing-code or zoning violations, and suggest improvements and staging tips to help your house measure up favorably to the competition.
  • An agent will coordinate and schedule showings of your home only to qualified buyers represented by Realtors, handling all the details of access and timing according to your wishes.  No knocks on your door from who-knows-who just as you’re sitting down to dinner.
  • Many Realtors use the services of a marketing professional to showcase your home. In addition to wide internet exposure on many real estate websites visited by prospective buyers, he/she will prepare specially designed marketing materials to promote your home, reaching a large audience of qualified buyers.
  • An agent can help you fill out the paperwork you’ll need before you place your home on the market.
  • An agent will provide referrals of qualified home inspectors and contractors should your home needs repairs.
  • Your agent regularly talks to other Realtors. Word-of-mouth is an extremely effective way of finding buyers.
  • An agent may have a special showing of your home and limit it to other agents. Those agents will see your house with a professional eye with their clients in mind.
  • Your agent will negotiate with potential buyers and their agents and will be particularly helpful if the prospective buyer demanding or unreasonable.
  • Finally, an experienced and professional agent is professionally trained to ensure that the sale of your house proceeds smoothly, legally and with terms that serve your best interests.

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