Why List With a Realtor?


I’m often asked why I should list with a Realtor instead of trying to sell on my own.  Here are 10 reasons why you should consider working with a professional real estate consultant if you want to list your home for sale:

why-list1. Price

First, homeowners who sell their homes on their own typically generate $46,000 less than homeowners who work with a Realtor.  The typical FSBO (For Sale By Owner) home sold for $184,000 compared $230,000 for an agent assisted listing according to the latest numbers by NAR.

2.  Access to Buyers

Second, through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), professional contacts and their own database of prospects, Realtors can help you reach the widest range of customers.

3.  Time

Also, realtors have the time and expertise to handle open houses, showings, inspection and the dozens of other tasks that would take you away from your work, family and regular routines.

4.  Marketing Expertise

And Realtors know the best ways to advertise to attract buyers. Plus, they can use the marketing muscle of their brokerage to promote your home.

5.  Sales Skills

Additionally, Realtors can evaluate your home and suggest improvements to get you maximum value, and they’re skilled at handling showing to generate a positive response.

6.  Negotiation Skills

Most importantly, with years of bargaining experience and expert understanding of the market, Realtors can help you close the deal at the price and terms you want.

7.  Experience Handling Paperwork

Buying or selling a home involves reams of paperwork that can be hard to understand.  Realtors have the time and expertise to explain and process hundreds of documents on your behalf.

8.  Knowledge of Neighborhoods

Furthermore, Real Estate Professionals know the good and the bad of local communities.  They can help you find the home in the best neighborhood that fits your lifestyle.

9.  Service Provider Recommendations

Another benefit is experts in the real estate industry can refer you to their network of top-quality lenders, lawyers, inspectors and repair people.  As a result, they will make sure you get the best service in every stage of your deal.

10.  Advice After Closing

Finally, an experienced real estate agent will continue to support you as questions pop up after the deal is done.

When you are ready to list your home for sale, let me be your guide!  While I am confident you will find I will provide excellent representation and maximize the value of your home, don’t take my work for it.  Here is what others have to say – View Testimonials

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October 2, 2016 Posted by Matt