Katie Bush: Managing Broker of Centerville Office and Doug Cary: Award Winning Realtor from Centerville Office with Century 21 Everest Realty Group explain why someone should use a realtor in today’s seller market.
Just like in every market, exposure will get you top dollar. Someone selling on their own may price the home correctly get an offer close to asking price and be happy thinking they saved some money on commission. Then someone else sells a similar home with a great agent and in the first 3-4 days generates 5,10, even 15 offers that allow the seller to get significantly above their price and at times even over appraised value, which more than makes up the cost of hiring an agent. Not only do they get more money, they get a professional that’s insured and that takes on a lot of their liability and makes certain things are done correctly.
There are so many companies promoting claims and guarantees, it’s easy to get confused. If it sounds too good to be true it likely is. There are a lot of really good sounding sales pitches. Make sure that you have a real estate professional that is experienced and has a proven marketing plan and system, someone that will guide you personally through every possible obstacle to make sure that your home closes, that your family get’s moved, and that you get top dollar.