Selling Your Property
Are you thinking of Selling your home?
Why use a broker?
Don't make the Emotional Mistake!
In today's market, many homeowners have considered "doing it alone" and selling their homes without the help of a REALTOR® to "save the commission." However, once they realize how complex and intimidating a real estate transaction can be, many people reconsider and enlist the services of a REALTOR®. It requires an organized, step-by-step approach that many homeowners just don't have the time, resources or experience to carry out.
REALTOR® provides a variety of services including help in setting a listing price within current market guidelines. They develop a marketing plan, offer recommendations and advice to make your home more attractive and "saleable," and act on your behalf during negotiations to ensure your interests are protected.
Another advantage of working with a REALTOR® is the far-reaching market exposure your home will receive through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®). This co-operative marketing system relays information concerning your home to a vast network of REALTORS® and therefore, potential homebuyers in your market. The greater the exposure your home receives, the more likely you are to find a buyer willing to pay your price.
Only a REALTOR® is able to place your listing on the MLS® or Multiple Listing Service®. When you decide your listings will be on the Multiple Listing Service®, the information about your property is shared with all other REALTORS® through the MLS® system, and all REALTORS® have the opportunity to sell your property. This type of cooperative effort will result in the listing agent offering compensation to the selling agent. Your property gains more exposure, because it reaches the majority of the real estate professionals in your community. The sale of a property is a complex business transaction. There are distinct advantages to having a REALTOR® who is well-educated, knowledgeable, and experienced. A REALTOR® also has access to an array of services, including the Multiple Listing Service®, which can provide you with instant, thorough and accurate property information.