Why Should You List your Main Line Home for Sale with a Realtor®?
Thinking of listing your Main Line home for sale? You have a lot to think about, with the first consideration being “Do I get a Main Line Realtor® or try to sell my home myself?” Many homeowners think that they will save money by refusing to use a Realtor® because of the commission, however statistics show that sellers using a Realtor® sell their homes for over 6% more than those who choose For Sale By Owner (FSBO), easily making up for any loss through commission. In addition to earnings, plenty of other reasons make having a professional on your side the smart move.
Advantages to Having a Main Line Realtor® List your Home For Sale
In general, good Realtors® will make your home selling experience easier and more positive. The Main Line Realtors® at Sage Realty have helped many residents of the area find the right buyers for their homes. A few of the reasons you should consider enlisting a Realtor’s® help are:
When most homeowners put their homes on the market, they have no real idea about its worth. They know what their neighbor’s home has sold for, but they have no way to know if that new patio they added will bring 100% return on their investments. Realtors® know the local markets, the average ROI for improvements on the house, and the best way to price the home so that the home gets attention from the most potential buyers.
A Realtor® will get a Main Line home for sale on the market quickly. Usually within a day after the papers are signed, the house is listed on the Multiple Listing service (MLS). Realtors want everyone to see your house, so they get the word out to everyone in their spheres of influence, set up open houses, and list on various websites such as Realtor.com®. The MLS gives the most complete and up-to-date information available, so agents who are members will find you while searching this database for their buyer clients.
A lot of work goes into the process of listing and marketing a Main Line home for sale. The pricing, listing and putting out signs are only the beginning. Realtors will put a lock box on your door and set up times to meet with potential clients to show your home. You could do that yourself, but if you work or have children, chances are that your availability is limited. In addition, being shown around the home by the owners can be awkward and uncomfortable for buyers.
Realtors® will arrange and advertise Open Houses, design and display all the signs and advertisements, and man the “desk” so to speak during the Open House. Expect your Realtor® to be available to help with all the paperwork, as well as recommending good appraisers, inspectors, and identifying the tricky legal aspects of closing the deal.
In all aspects mentioned above, having the help of a good Main Line Realtor® will be a major advantage to you. They know the best way to prepare your home for showing, from removing clutter to repainting or replacing flooring that will be a deterrent to home buyers. Realtors® know the market, so they will help you negotiate when buyers make offers. Problems and questions invariably arise, and your Realtor® will help you handle whatever comes up.
Call Sage Realty for Skilled and Experienced Help with Your Main Line Home for Sale
If you have a Main Line Home for sale, Sage Realty will help you through every step of the sales process. Our knowledge of the Main Line market and real estate will help make your selling experience simpler than trying to figure everything out on your own. To talk to one of our team, contact us today for a consultation.