Why to Use An Agent When Selling Your Home

Think it's time to list your home? Whether you're a novice or a many-time home seller, you need the help of an expert. Read on for our top four reasons not to go it alone when selling your house.

#4: We know what sells.

Ask anyone who watches HGTV and they'll tell you the best bang for your reno buck is kitchens and bathrooms. And while that might work in some cases, your home might need a bit more - or a lot less - in updates depending on what sells in your neighborhood.

As real estate pros, it's part of our lives to know the trends that are selling and the ones that aren't, meaning we know what buyers are looking for. With a real estate agent, you don't have to play a guessing game with colors, layout or staging tips because that's what we're here for. We have intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods we work in, and we can share insider info on trends, predictions and more.

 

#3: We know real estate marketing.

All agents aren't created equal, and we've made it our mission to know how to best market your property to attract the right buyers. From high-quality photos and online listings to staging and showing, we know how to highlight the best parts of your home that will bring people running. Most importantly, we know real estate marketing isn't one-size-fits-all. What works for your neighborhood won't necessarily work in another, and it's our job to help you navigate through it all.

 

#2: We know buyers.

Yes, we know what makes (most) buyers tick and what they're looking for. But we also know people in the area who are looking, and who would be a good fit for your home. Through our vast database of buyers, we connect customers with your property, which lets us get valuable exposure to a huge pool of people at once. Not only does this increase visibility, but it also increases chances for multiple bids.

 

#1: We can price it right.

Your home is a big part of your life and your family, so it would be silly to think you didn't have an emotional connection to it. We offer an unbiased, outside opinion that makes it easy for us to price your home fairly and accurately - which means less time on the market.

Another reason to use a professional agent? We won't let you leave money on the table. Studies have shown that the typical house (on average across the U.S.) sold by the homeowner sells for $184,000, while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $230,000. While this doesn’t mean an agent can get $46k more for your home, it means people who go the FSBO route tend to start at lower price points and are missing out on what their home is really worth.

 

When it comes to selling your home, don't go it alone. Talk to a Brick & Corbett real estate pro today.