When it comes time to sell their house, some folks consider selling their house by themselves.
There is a lot to consider when selling your house. Make sure you know all the tasks that lie ahead of you and the skill involved in negotiating the best price for your most valuable asset before committing to selling your house by yourself.
Below is a partial list of the tasks performed by Realtors:
Provide an accurate local market analysis for you to sell your house at top dollar
Negotiate on your behalf to get you the best possible terms and conditions
Advise you on the best way to present your house, including work and living space arrangement so your house looks the best
Provide referrals for painters, repairpersons, etc prior to or during the sale of your house
Help with coordination of disclosures and other pertinent forms and documents
Create professional advertising material, provide professional photographs, and hire a professional to ensure accurate square footage measurements
Network with agents daily to find buyers for your house
Arrange for showings to the property and answer sign calls to provide information about the house to potential buyers and other Realtors
Receive offers to buy your house and evaluate all pertinent details to ensure it's an offer that will close
Negotiate with the buyer's agent throughout the transaction
Make the house available for inspections, appraisers, and final walk-throughs
Strategize and assist through the inspection negotiation period when repair items are requested
And much more!
Quote from a client:
"Jill, thank you so much for your help. You had said you were working with someone who was considering listing his house as for sale by owner. Feel free to pass this email on to them as the more I thought about that idea I am very glad we have used your team to sell our house.
After having very positive experiences with you and your team, we really understand the value of a great realtor and realty team. In our current sale, our buyers have made several requests that my wife and I have viewed as ridiculous and a waste of time. Had we been on our own in these negotiations I would have surely lost my cool and put the sale in jeopardy.
You have been able to work with our frustrations and respond to the buyers in a way that clearly and professionally communicates our position without the emotion that may cause the sale to break down. In addition to this, your team has been a fantastic resource for us to use throughout the process, taking a lot of stress off our family. I will continue to highly recommend you and your team to anyone I know without reservation. Feel free to have potential clients call me or email me for a reference. Thanks again, Bryan."*
Selling a house is a lot more than many people realize. Being a Realtor is a full-time job — occasionally even evenings and weekends! Before you dive in to sell your house by yourself, consider how busy you already are. Do you have time to learn the legal rules that govern a transfer of real estate in Idaho? Do you have time to keep up with all the above tasks and many more?
When you hire a realtor, you hire someone to work for YOU and to get you the best price possible for your house in today's market. On average, houses sold by realtors sell for 16% more than houses sold by owners! The money you "spend" on commissions will be well worth it when you net more on your house AND have someone handle all the above for you!
Give us a call and we will help you like we helped Bryan and his family!
*Please let us know if you'd like to chat with Bryan about working with us and we'll provide his phone number!