Are You Fit to Sell Your Durham Region Home?
If you have decided it is time to sell your home, it may seem like a good idea to try and do it yourself. After all, how hard can it be? The truth is, it isn’t as easy as it seems, and if you’re not equipped with the tools and reach of a professional real estate sales representative, you may actually end up losing out on profits from the sale of your home or find it hard to even sell it at all!
Is your Durham Region home fit to sell?
If you own a home in the Durham Region and looking to get the best price for your home, you need to be sure it looks its best. A third party, like a professional real estate agent can help spot any issues that you could have missed. For instance, decluttering or removing certain design or decor elements of your home that may not strike you as especially problematic.
What makes a real estate agent more fit to sell
A Realtor is trained and licensed in the art of selling homes. He/she can guide a homeowner with presenting their home well, creating a portfolio of great photographs that display your home at its best, and organizing showings for prospects. A critical role the real estate sales representative’s play is to work on a smart pricing strategy for your home so it isn’t marked too high or too. Pricing it too low would obviously leave profits on the table but pricing your home too high can seriously complicate selling your home. If your home is priced too high, you may find that your home is used by other agents to help sell other properly priced homes. Also, if you decide to reduce the price, buyers may assume something is wrong with your home. That is why it’s important to work with a Realtor who can help you get it right the first time.
The art of selling
Closing on the sale of a home isn’t just about great people skills and a successful classifieds ad. You will need to organize showings of your home and follow up with every single person who shows interest – whether or not that translates to anything more than a cursory visit. This is time consuming. A Realtor can take the hassle out of things for you by screening interested buyers. More importantly, finding an agent that excels at creating demand for your home, getting more people to view your home, will only increase the odds of selling your home for more money.
In addition, you will need to be able to negotiate with the buyer to arrive at a price that’s right for you and them. With the help of a real estate agent who acts on your behalf, you are well represented by someone who has a good knowledge of the market, prices and is a skilled negotiator.