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Why Should You List your Main Line Home for Sale with a Realtor®?

Main Line home for saleThinking 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:

Pricing

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.

Exposure

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.

Convenience

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.

Main Line RealtorKnowledge

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.

 

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I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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