Why Do I Need a Real Estate Agent as a Seller?

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When it comes to selling your home, hiring a real estate agent not only means less work, worry, and risk, it means hiring someone who is knowledgeable and well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry.

You want someone who knows your neighbourhood, your community, and has the experience necessary to sell your home quickly and for the best price.

Choosing to work with a RE/MAX Real Estate Professional means choosing someone who will help you with the following throughout the entire transaction:

  • Determine the best asking price for your home
  • RE/MAX Agents are professionals who have access to the tools and technology they need to market your home to sell
  • Your agent will help you prepare your home to sell and will be able to recommend services that will ensure your home is at its best when it comes time for showings
  • You will receive regular updates and information on the progress your agent is making in selling your home
  • Your agent will ensure you are always in the know about changes in the real estate market
  • When you receive an offer on your home, your agent will review the offer with you and handle any negotiations with the buyers
  • The agent will handle all aspects of the transaction while providing you with regular status updates
  • Moving can get stressful! Your agent will help on the closing date to ensure all important documents are signed and delivered on time
  • If necessary, your agent can also help you arrange different aspects of your move such as recommending a trusted moving company
SRSCertificate

When you’re looking to find the right agent to sell your home be sure to ask if they have their SRS certification. I am a Seller Representative Specialist and have done all the training and obtained all the experience required to properly represent home sellers. It serves as an indication to the commitment I have to my clients that are wanting to sell their home.

What are the Risks of Selling Yourself?

As mentioned above, choosing to work with a real estate professional will mean less work, worry, and risk for you during an already busy and stressful time in your life. However, if you decide to sell your home yourself, it is wise to know the risks you could run into. Take a look at a few of the major ones below:

  • Incorrect pricing that turns off potential buyers
  • Properly understand all legal matters disclosed in writing to protect your interest
  • Safety is a big issue when showing your home. You must plan ahead when it comes to showing your home, and take all potential threats into consideration
  • Have you been practicing your negotiation skills? Improper negotiation can lose you money or cause you to end up with unrealistic terms
  • No being familiar with all aspects of the transaction including the inspection and financing

At the end of the day, the choice to hire a Selling Agent is yours to make. Keep in mind that at RE/MAX, we always have agents available who are willing to answer your home buying and selling questions. Visit remax.ca to get in touch with a local agent and for more answers to your top home buying questions in our Ultimate Home Buyer’s Guide.

Testimonial

“Tracy Barker came to us with a professional spirit, great enthusiasm and dedication to sell our acreage property for us.
Tracy never let us down in any aspect of our selling process with her.
Tracy has a flair for communication which was critical in our case as we were out of the country through the whole selling process. Just coming home to move…

Tracy’s expert management abilities shone brightly when she took charge with her “Tracy’s Team” of professionals with snow removal, fencing & water well testing issues.
Her immediate attention to problems and resolutions made our experience with Tracy outstanding.

If you want to sell your property we highly recommend her services.
Also that bouquet of fresh flowers and security check-ins were a special touch.”

~ Paul & Beth Fuller

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