Why use an Estate Agent to sell your home!
PUBLISHED 6 OCT 2011
Why use a Estate Agent to sell your home
The concept of selling your home on your own seems easy. Indeed, when all you have to do is to let your friends and family knows that you're already selling seems to be half the battle already. Many people are also reluctant to use Estate Agents to sell their houses because of the additional fees to be incurred. However, there are plenty of advantages to use an Estate Agent in order to aid you in not only being able to sell your house but also at the right price.
Get a Higher Sales Price
One of the advantages is that an Estate Agent can help you negotiate. Now this is probably one of the best skills that you can leverage on. Estate Agents sell houses for a living. They are very well trained in the fine art of selling whereas you as an individual may not be able to negotiate a higher price better than them. Also, they can be aggressive without feeling guilty because that's their job and they are supposed to be really objective about it.
Listing For The Correct Price
When selling your house, Estate Agents can also update you on the current market landscape. As part of their job, they are always up to date on the latest trends, price action, latest financing packages, rates, and most importantly competing houses which are comparable to yours. They can do relative valuation to triangulate a price which you are happy about.
Have a Large Professional Network
Estate Agents also have strong horizontal and vertical networks. They can recommend people who can do repairs and improvements which can improve the sale ability of your house. Also, they can contact people not just in your country/town but also from other countries/town who may be interested in moving into your property.
Locate Home Buyers faster
Estate Agents can also disseminate information about your property to several potential buyers faster than you can. Imagine having to send out so many documents, to so many people. Using an Estate Agent will make it easier for other people to consider purchasing your home.