Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

I found this article very interesting especially as one of my long time customers is considering buying from a private individual.  My customers still want Realtor representation so will be working with me anyway but I wonder if the seller realizes how much is against them when they don’t employ a Realtor for their side?  A lot of people think we make a lot of money and don’t have to do much work but this list below is only a small part of what we do after the transaction is negotiated.  We still have to do all the work for the buyers side and, before we can even get this point, we have to find the property among hundreds available in the area.  I try not to waste my buyers time so when they tell me what they want I strive to find the correct communities for them to see and not spend time where they would not be happy.  That requires a lot of knowledge of communities in the area before I even meet with the buyer.  Remember you wouldn’t do brain surgery without the help of a true professional so don’t try to buy a new home without employing a professional Realtor!  I am always here to help.


Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters 2018

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner | MyKCM

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.

Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The termite company if there are challenges
  • The buyer’s lender if the structure of the mortgage requires the sellers’ participation
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • The title company if there are challenges with certificates of occupancy (CO) or other permits
  • The town or municipality if you need to get the CO permits mentioned above
  • The buyer’s buyer in case there are challenges with the house your buyer is selling
  • Your bank in the case of a short sale

Bottom Line

The percentage of sellers who have hired real estate agents to sell their homes has increased steadily over the last 20 years. Let’s get together and discuss all we can do to make the process easier for you.

Remember hire a professional for the jobs you want done well and I am the best professional Realtor in the area available to help you!

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