Sellers who use a real estate professional make 16 percent more on the sale of their home than do sellers who go it alone. Unrepresented sellers often do not understand the complexity, range and timing of tasks they will have to perform if they don’t use a professional.
REALTORS® are real estate professionals who are experts in marketing and negotiation. REALTORS® can help a seller set a realistic price and ensure the proper paperwork and various disclosures and inspections are handled correctly. REALTORS® know best how to prepare a home and maximize value, provide broader exposure to the market and are more likely to generate multiple bids than a seller on their own.
In addition, REALTORS® are experts in attracting qualified buyers. A professional can show a home more objectively than can a seller who may be emotionally attached to the home, and who might become unnerved by prospective buyers’ critical comments. The real estate pro also checks the financial capability and bona fides of buyers before allowing them onto a seller’s property. Saving money on real estate commission can cost you a fortune in lost time and lost money for your home. Here is a list of just some of the basics that a listing agent will do:
These are just a few items to consider when thinking about selling your home yourself. At the end of the day, it just isn't worth it. Contact a Santa Cruz County, AZ REALTOR® today to help you sell your home for the most possible money and to make sure you have an easy transaction.