Top Reasons To Use A Listing Agent To Sell Your Home

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Selling your home can be an adventure, with highs and lows that can be both overwhelming and frustrating. You want to make sure that you get top dollar for your property and you probably want it to sell quickly instead of sitting on the market for weeks or months. Working with an experienced listing agent can give your home the boost and exposure you need in order for it to sell quickly and for asking price or above. 

The benefits of working with an agent include:

Marketing and Exposure

Listing agents have resources to list your home for optimal exposure. If you were to sell your home as a for sale by owner, (FSBO) you would of course want to list it on the Internet and your local newspaper. But an experienced agent knows that is often not enough to catch the eye of the right buyer. An agent will work closely with you to market your home on paper, on the Internet, on the multiple listing service (MLS), and make sure that buyer's agents are aware of its availability. 

Preparing and Staging

While you may think that your fuzzy kitten poster collection sets just the right tone, your listing agent will be able to do a walkthrough of your home and help you reduce clutter and make sure each room has a distinct purpose that will appeal to potential buyers. They also have connections to professional stagers who can provide your home with professional touches that can catch a buyer's eye.

Determining Listing Price

Setting the right price for your home can be integral to it being sold quickly and for profit. You do not want to set it too high at the outset, but you also do not want to come in too low and lose the ability to negotiate with potential buyers.  An experienced agent will have insider information about recent sales in your area and how your home stacks up against them. This will allow you to determine the right market value of your home and the proper price range to work from. 

Preparation and Filing of Documents

Buying or selling a house requires the completion of what seems like piles of never-ending documents. Selling your home without an agent means that you are responsible to ensure that all paperwork is completed properly and without error, a thought that can lead to sleepless nights and nightmares. A knowledgeable listing agent will make sure that all your paperwork is correct and filed according to local area guidelines. 

Chances are you have a job or interests that take up your time, leaving little time to focus on all the details that go into selling your home. Using the services of an experienced listing agent can ensure that your house has the exposure it needs for a quick sale and take the related stress from your shoulders. 

For more information, contact Valencia Realty or a similar company.


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A Successful Home Sale

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