Sellers: Why You Need a REALTOR’S® Representation?

There are many reasons you should always have a REALTORS® represent you, but one of the biggest reasons is because REALTORS® are required to treat all parties to a transaction with honesty. REALTORS® also subscribe to a very strict code of ethics and maintain a higher level of education in the real estate industry than non-REALTORS®.

Selling property is one of the biggest financial transactions most people experience in their lifetime. Today, many transactions exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 legal issue, would attempt to solve it without consulting an attorney? When you consider the huge risk you would be taking without the representation of REALTOR®, it’s a small price to receive professional assistance and peace of mind.

If you’re still not convinced of how valuable a good REALTOR® is, consider these reasons:

A REALTORS® can give you up-to-date information on market conditions and competing properties. It’s important to make sure your property is competitive in order to sell it at the best price with the least amount of hassle.

A REALTOR® will be much more equipped to market your property effectively. REALTORS® have access to multiple listing services and know which websites and what type of print ads are the most effective. Getting your property out there for buyers and buyer’s agents to see is one of the biggest factors in selling a property. REALTORS® can also recommend which repairs will benefit you the most or if there are any cosmetic flaws that could affect the saleability of your property.

When using a REALTORS®, you do not have to allow strangers onto your property. Your REALTOR® will generally pre-screen any prospective buyers and then accompany them to view the property or your REALTOR® will work with their agent, who will accompany them to your property.

A REALTOR® can help you evaluate any offers presented by prospective buyers without comprising your position. An initial offer is only the beginning of the selling process. There are many possible pitfalls to come like appraisals, inspections, and financing. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding contract that is acceptable to both you and the buyer and is more likely to make it through the process.

There are often many questions between an initial agreement and the closing table. Your REALTOR® can you help you with anything that may come up like unexpected repairs or a cloud in the title. The paperwork can be overwhelming when you’re not used to it, but your REALTOR® will know exactly what to do. They are prepared to help you solve any issues objectively and complete the transaction.