Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2012
The most traditional approach when selling a residence is to trust a real estate agency to arrange the deal for you. There is a reason why this has become a normal practice - because it has been used successfully for many years in many different cases. Read further to learn more about the considerable advantages of selling a home via an estate agent, and when it comes to selling your residence, have one in mind.
This major advantage shouldn't be underestimated. You surely have better things to do with your time that dedicating it to the sale of the residence by yourself, and we are speaking for many consecutive days, weeks and months (yes, months!).
Relatively quick sell
An estate agent is interested in closing the deal, so he or she can have the commission and move on to the next residence to be sold. That's probably your wish, too, especially on the tight market these days.
Objective opinion and no personal connection to the property
The agent doesn't have all the memories you have connected to this residence. So he or she can give an objective opinion on the its real condition, and what can be changed to facilitate the sale.
Getting the best possible price
Because their commission is a certain percent of the sailing price of the property, estate agents want to get the highest possible price for the place, to maximize their commissions, which is the best thing you can hope for, too.
An estate agent has the experience and knowledge to promote your place in the best way and to negotiate the most advantageous terms for you. He or she knows everything about the local real estate market, about selling properties, about what potential buyers want and how to negotiate the best price with them.
The agent speaks "real estate-ese", and knows all the terms and conditions that can be used either to enchant potential buyers with expert knowledge, or to protect you from the agent of the potential buyer and his hidden conditions.
A good estate agent has a list of potential buyers for residences of a certain type and can contact them immediately, and the agent knows where to find the exact type of solvent potential buyers that will be interested of a house or flat like yours.
Best possible presentation of the residence
What every estate agent is really good at is making wonderful presentations of residences for sale. They take lots of professional pictures, print brochures and create informative folders, all having the single goal of showing your property in the best possible way. And then there are the showings and the open houses, advertising the uncountable advantages of the residence and the area, many of which you could never think of by yourself.
Easy and smooth
You don't have to worry about details, because the agent makes the entire selling process as easy and smooth for you as possible. If you prefer, you can even leave everything to the agent, and then you don't have to deal with visiting from potential buyers or having conversations with them.
Getting professional tips during the process
If you are of the opposite opinion and demand being a part of the entire process, the agent will give you lots of useful tips on how to prepare your residence and yourself for the potential buyers. You will be amazed by how some fresh paint and cleaning them closets and shelves can make the house or flat look a hundred times better, and what is more important, how this can raise its price.
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