Why You Should Hire Yost Group Properties To Sell Your Home
Selling a home takes time, knowledge of neighborhood trends, and negotiating skills all of which are part of a Realtor’s job. So although it seems on the surface you will have more profit by selling your own home and eliminating an agents commission, it may cost you more in the long run.
Did you know that over 90% of all FSBO (For Sale By Owners) list with an agent within the first couple months? Most FSBOs realize quickly that there is a lot more to advertising, showing, and selling their own home than they realized.
A Realtor understands the market and can set the right price, based on quality data, to get buyers in the door. Agents have access to the most up-to-date information about recent sales of comparable homes (“comps”) and competing listings in your neighborhood.
A good agent also will market your home aggressively. They can recommend staging techniques and advise you on what’s important not so important when you think about upgrading for a sale. Most important, the agent will vet potential buyers so you can deal only with serious prospects. That is something most FSBOs cannot do.
Once a buyer is found, a Realtor will negotiate counter-offers with your best interest in mind, track the paperwork to make sure everything is legal and in writing, and recognize potential problems so the sellers can be proactive and avoid delays. Most of all, a good Realtor will generally hand-hold through the most nerve-racking part of the process so that in the end, you not only have a Realtor but a friend.
When hiring a Realtor to represent you make sure to ask lots of questions. It’s important that you are comfortable with your agent and they have the knowledge and experience to get you to the finish line. If your home is priced right and properly marketed, you will see lots of buyers traffic in the first few weeks of your listing.