If you’re considering selling your home, you may be weighing your options when it comes to how you should sell. At HomeLife Power Realty Inc. in Kitchener, we know how complicated selling a house can be. And while there are options for selling your home yourself, going with a Realtor® has many benefits.
Setting the Right Price
The first step in selling a home is deciding how much to sell it for. And setting a price that’s reasonable can be a fine balance. Real estate salespeople or Realtors® are well-versed in current market prices, as well as things like financing for competing properties. They can also help make recommendations for repairs or upgrades that could give you a big return and a bigger selling price.
They Can Help with Marketing
Selling your home takes more than putting an ad in the classifieds and a sign on your front lawn. Not only can a Realtor® help you with marketing to the public, but they can also share your listing with other real estate salespeople. Realtors® know all the ins-and-outs of where people are looking for houses, so they’ll know the best places for exposure.
They Know How to Negotiate
If you’re selling your home by yourself, you might not be prepared for the negotiation stage of the process. This can be tricky, but Realtors® know how to help you negotiate objectively and carefully consider every offer. A Realtor® can also help with a sale agreement that’s legally binding and takes potential pitfalls into consideration.
They Can Help With Closing
Throughout the entire process of selling your home, you’ll be faced with a series of questions from potential buyers. Whether it’s unexpected repairs that require financing or problems with the title, the paperwork involved can be overwhelming - especially if you’re not experienced. Realtors® can easily help you manoeuvre through these challenges and bring the sale to closing.
You Get a Guarantee
Real estate salespeople are not necessarily Realtors®. Only members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) have the Realtor® designation. While other real estate salespeople might be licensed under different associations, Realtors® are governed by a strict standards and ethics designed to protect homebuyers and sellers. They’re expected to know more about buying and selling real estate than other real estate salespeople, and are committed to honesty and integrity in the home buying and selling process.
Trust an Expert
Your home is likely the most valuable thing you own, and could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Consider this: in any other circumstances, would you trust yourself to handle a financial decision of this size? If you’d hire an accountant for a big tax problem or a lawyer for a legal question that could set you back hundreds of thousands of dollars, you should consider hiring a Realtor® for your home sale.
Want to know more about how we can help with the sale of your home? Contact one of our fantastic sales people today!