Selling a home is more involved that most people think. Much of the work, unfamiliar to most folks, is done behind the scenes . (See above image) You don’t want to learn about all that and take a risk with the biggest investment of your life, do you?
Here are six reasons hiring a professional real estate agent is important to sell real estate in Wisconsin today.
1. Pricing is difficult
Values are affected by foreclosures, short sales, condition, location and a moving target of inventory. Determining the proper price for your Wisconsin property is a whole different story than it was a few years ago. A professional real estate agent can discuss the local trends with you and talk about how the inventory in your area may affect the value of your property.
2. Negotiating and professional advice is crucial
Sellers need listing agents with strong negotiating skills to keep transactions together. In addition, we are seeing multiple offer situations. How are you to know which is the best offer to accept? The highest prices is not always the best offer. Maybe you need to close quickly and an offer with no contingencies seems very attractive. Your agent can advise on these things
3. Mortgages and Financing get more complicated
Lending standards are stricter today than they were before the housing collapse. You need an agent who works with a qualified mortgage professional to navigate today’s lending process and make sure the buyer is capable of getting that mortgage and going to a close.
4. Personal Safety
Selling your home yourself means letting strangers in your home. Using a real estate agent removes you from such a situation.
5. It is a lot of work
You have enough to do when selling without learning the job of a professional Realtor. Concentrate on preparing your home to show the best it can and get ready for your move. Leave the daily challenges to your Realtor.
6. Finding the Buyers
Real estate agents are practiced in the art of finding buyers. They utilize the Multiple Listing Service, social networking, in-person networking and many also use national real estate websites for extra exposure. In addition, First Weber has a complete multi-media marketing systems for every listing. First Weber’s Front Runner system provides much market exposure to buyers, enabling them to call or text your yard sign. The First Weber agent is instantly notified of the call and can follow up right away. The internet and yard signs remain some of the most popular and effective forms of real estate advertising and First Weber has a great system to handle that all, for every listing. Learn more about First Weber’s Front Runner multi-media program.
You need a professional Realtor in today’s Wisconsin real estate market. Please allow a First Weber Group real estate professional assist and guide you. Please contact First Weber if we can help you buy or sell Wisconsin real estate.
PLUS, Look at the sales price difference when selling by owner versus selling with an agent.
Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate blog for information on why you need a professional real estate agent in Wisconsin.
Article based on this KCM blog post