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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Five Reason You Should Use an Agent to Sell Your Home

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An agents can establish a listing price for your home - Before putting your home on the market and setting a price it is important to first have an estimate of your house's value. This can be accomplished by having an experienced real estate agent provide you with a comparative market analysis. A comparative market analysis is an analysis that gives an estimated sale price for a property given current market conditions. You won't want to sell it for anything less than fair market value. On the other hand, by setting a selling price higher than what you should could be a mistake that results in a home that doesn't sell. 

Your agent offers professional services - An experienced agent is needed because he or she knows the community, has seen numerous homes for sale, knows local values and has spent years negotiating realty transactions . When selling your home, your real estate agent can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.

Your agent will know when, where and how to advertise your property - A listing agreement typically authorizes your agent to post your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Your agent markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your agent distributes information about your property to other real estate agents through a multiple listing service or other cooperative marketing networks and open houses for agents. The MLS helps your agent market your home to the widest possible group of potential buyers. 

Agents also market your property through referrals, personal contacts and previous clients - The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property. 

Greater security - Marketing is only a portion of selling your home. When you hire a REALTOR®, potential purchasers will be screened so you won't have to let total strangers into your house. Unfortunately, there are those who will pose as potential buyers to gain access to the inside of your home for untoward reasons. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and always accompany qualified prospects through your property. A listing agent will place a lock box on your house that monitors who enters your home. This ensures that whoever is entering your home is a legitimate agent with probably a qualified, interested potential Buyer. This allows the homeowner to feel at ease about who is entering their home.

These five points are key to why it is essential that you have an agent when you're getting ready to sell your home. If you're looking for more info on selling or buying a home in the Phoenix AZ area,  Mary Parkin is a great agents who is ready to help you.  Call Mary at 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803 or email mary@maryparkin.com.

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