Sell Smart Tips

The National Association of Realtors has reported that in 2012, 88% of home sellers sold their home with the assistance of an agent. Only 9% sold their home on their own. In fact, the percentage of home owners selling on their own has decreased, overall, in the past ten years. This has occurred despite the number of FSBO (For-sale-by-owner) websites.

So why do the vast majority of home sellers use the assistance of an agent?

Selling a home can be quite daunting and a real estate agent can help you understand the ins and outs of the process.

The sale price

As many homeowners have learned in recent years, a home’s sale price is not a simple equation of what the purchase price was and the cost of improvements since the home was purchased. To sell your home for the best price in the shortest amount of time you need to know your local market, information about competing properties and how current financing rates and terms may affect potential buyers. A real estate can obtain the information needed to make a smart decision about the asking price.

Marketing is more than advertising

The role of advertising in selling a property has decreased over the years. The National Association of Realtors© studies show that 82% of real estate sales result from agent contacts through past clients, friends, family and personal contacts.

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