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Selling your home, how to get started

Sep 27, 2019

When it comes to selling a home you have two options. You can get a lawyer to handle all of the legal aspects of selling a home or you can go and find a realtor to get rid of your home. The thing is that people don't just sell a home, well they can, but most often it is for a reason. Tell a realtor that you are thinking about hiring the reason why you are selling. This will make their job a lot easier. They will tell you what you will need to do to make the house better and they will be able to mediate any concerns that both the sellers and the buyers have. When it comes to picking out a realtor to sell your home you will need to think about the following things.  

The first thing that you need to think about is education and experience. You personally don't need to know anything about buying or selling a home if you hire a realtor to mediate the situation You will want to get a realtor just because they know how to sell a home, what the requirements are, and there fees are usually a lot lower than if you go to a lawyer. You will want to ask a real estate company how experienced they are and how much was their biggest sale. This will tell you everything that you need to know to make a decision.  


With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, "Why should we hire a real estate agent?" They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn't buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent. 

A good thing about realtors rather than lawyers is that they take out all of the people who will bother you. You won't get a whole lot of people looking at the house that are not serious buyers. When you get a lawyer they are always showing the house just to get to sold and gather a commission. A realtor will introduce you to people are honestly interested in the house.  

Another thing is that a realtor knows the going rate and how fast a house sells. A lawyer who doesn't do dealings in the area constantly would not have that information. They would have no general knowledge of the area to make you feel better and hopeful about selling your home.  
 
A realtor will help you set a price. They will do all of the calculations that you need to come up with the worth of house and what you should sell the house for. They will base the price on the demand of the local market and the conditions of your home. They will appraise your home and find out what the house and worth and what you need to sell it for to cover previous debts related to the house like mortgages.