How can a Good Realtor save me money as opposed to selling myself? (edit/delete)

How can a Good Realtor save me money as opposed to selling myself?

If you sell your own home yourself, you will not have to pay a commission. But by doing that will you actually SAVE money?

If your unit is perfect, and you are good at pricing houses, and negotiating terms and conditions, and have the time to market properly, then yes you can save money. But what about the other factors that most home owners never think about?

#1-What are the possible future expansion options of your unit allowed by your town or city that could impact price? If the code says you can expand the living space, what is the value of that factor? Could it be enough to pay the Realtor’s fee alone and make your unit more desirable?

#2- Have you made any alterations since you bought the property and do you have the current C of O? (Certificate of Occupancy) If alterations were made and the contractor or architect did not file the work, that could impact the sale price also. If alterations were made before you purchased in a time of lax appraisals and no inspection by a qualified home inspector, you may think that all is OK until your attorney calls you and tells you “we have a problem.” Sometimes sellers get away with it and sometimes they don’t. You don’t want to be the one that gets caught.

#3- A pre home inspection; What is the value for you the seller to have a pre home inspection? How much do you know about home construction and the present codes? Will some issue cost you at closing? Get the facts before you put your unit on the market and you could save big time.

#4- Is being present at the showing hurting your sale? How can you show your unit and not be present? Sometimes buyers don’t feel comfortable having the owners present when they look at a house. Some sellers are all over the place, showing this and that, actually hurting themselves. A good agent will read the buyers actions and proceed accordingly. Some want to take their time in certain areas and think. Leading the buyers around too soon can kill a sale.

#5- How to answer personal questions. You would be surprised at some of the questions buyers ask. Are you prepared to answer in a way that will not hurt your sale price? After all, that’s the main point of all this. The sale price.

Realtors with experience can help you to avoid most if not all of these issues.

Think about it and don’t be afraid to interview a few good agents in your area.
See more on my new web site where you can search like a Real Estate agent at http://kennethcole.listingbook.com/?&page=home

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