Are you toying with the idea of saving money by trying to sell your property yourself? Before you do, make sure you understand what you’re letting yourself in for. Before you do, make sure you know what your responsibilities are, what legal steps you have to undertake, and exactly what you are taking on.
Although legally there are no laws that make you sell your house using a realtor, in some states, the law mandates that you use a realtor to close the paperwork check.
A realtor has been trained to ensure that you comply with the law. You will need to invest the time to determine what your legal obligations are. Can you afford that time? And in some states, there are mandatory disclosure laws. You will have to find out if these laws apply in your state. The biggest factor in selling a property is asking the right price. Get it wrong, and your house either won’t sell quickly or you leave money on the table.
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Your local, experienced realtor knows the current state of the market and can advise you on the best asking price for your home. Depending upon the speed that you want to move. Your realtor can tell you the price that you need to set; they will either get you a quick sale or the most cash.
- How are you negotiating?
- Are you a good poker player?
- Will you blink?
- Are you strong enough to refuse a lower offer?
Often, the realtor can be objective and they can be independent. They can comment on your home and wall colors without the fear of hurting your feelings.
- Do you have a marketing background?
- Do you know how to photograph your home in its best light?
- Do you really want to learn marketing for one job?
- How busy are you?
- Can you handle the calls and arrange the viewings at a time that suits the prospect?
- Do you really have the time?
Using a realtor makes selling your home convenient; they provide a service so you can carry on with your life. Think twice before you arrange a sale by owner. It can be a whole leap of hassle.
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One of the reasons to call the Agardi Team if you want to buy a home or have one to sell is:
Not only do we sell our clients’ homes for more money and faster than the average area agent, but your home is also more likely to sell. According to 2015 MLS statistics, only 71% of area homes sold during their listing term. Compare that to our 95% of homes listed that sold before the end of the listing term. YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED OR WE’LL BUY IT*
To discuss the sale of your home, call The Agardi Team at 718-755-2882 and start packing!
*Agardi Team and the seller have to agree on the price and the closing date.