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Selling Your Home? 4 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor

By Rachelle Wilber | January 4, 2017
  • If you are planning on selling your home, you shouldn't do so on your own. Instead, you should partner with an experienced realtor in your area who knows how to create effective listings that can get your home of the market quickly. What are some of the benefits of working with a realtor when putting your home on the market?

    Your Realtor Can Arrange Showings
    The best reason to work with a realtor is that he or she can show the home whenever it is convenient for the buyer. If you chose to sell the home on your own, you may be forced to take time off of work or rush home from a social event to show your house to a buyer. By partnering with a realtor, you don't have to let an impending home sale interfere with your personal or professional life.

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    A Realtor Has a Large Contact List
    Your realtor will have an email list containing hundreds or thousands of people interested in buying a property like yours. He or she will also have a robust following on social media that can be leveraged to generate interest in your home. Even if no one on that list is in the market to buy a home at the moment, one or more of those contacts may know someone who is in the market for a new home.

    Realtors Take an Active Role in Selling Your Home
    A realtor's sole job is to make sure that your home is sold as quickly as possible. Therefore, they will do whatever it takes to emphasize the selling points of your property. Most companies, like Keller Williams Realty, know how to highlight the appropriate selling points to help sell your home. They will also do whatever it takes to show the home in a positive light despite its possible flaws. For instance, a smaller home will be labeled as cozy or perfect for those looking to downsize.

    Realtors Negotiate With Buyers for You
    Your realtor will negotiate with a potential buyer on your behalf. Therefore, you don't have to worry about saying the wrong thing or inadvertently giving the buyer leverage to create a better deal at your expense.

    Before you put your home on the market, make sure to partner with a local realtor who will make selling the home as painless as possible. He or she will do whatever it takes to get your home off of the market in a timely manner and at a price that reflects the home's true market value.

    Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area, who likes to write reviews for Success Path. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym.
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