Friday, November 26, 2010

Reasons You Should Use a Real Estate Professional
Now more than ever is a crucial time to have a true professional to guide you through the real estate market. A recent article on real estate guru Steve Harney's blog brings up reasons why to use a real estate professional. In addition to handling the sale professionally, your real estate agent will bring more money to your pocket and less challenges during the move.

1. Pricing Is Difficult- A professional real estate agent will discuss how inventory levels could dramatically impact the value of your property in the months to come. They will help you set the right price in today’s market.

2. Negotiating Ability Is Crucial- Most buyers are now being represented by an agent. Sellers need to also be represented by a professional expert trained to negotiate real estate contracts.

3. Mortgaging Is Key to the Deal- Rules are constantly changing. You need a real estate expert who has teamed up with a knowledgeable mortgage professional to make sure that the buyer in the deal is in fact capable of obtaining a mortgage.

4. Your Family’s Safety- The real estate industry trains its practitioners to take steps to protect themselves and their clients. Take advantage of putting a person between you and the person calling on an ad or yard sign.

5. You Probably Have More Important Things to Do- Selling a home could turn into a full-time job. Learning the necessary disclosures, coordinating the dates of your closings, dealing with a challenge regarding your appraisal, and re-negotiating the offer after an engineer’s report are just a few of the concerns you may face.

6. Exposure to Potential Purchasers- A real estate professional has a plethora of ways to bring exposure to a property that are not available to the ‘for sale by owner’. In this market, every available outlet must be considered.
If you do decide to sell your house and list with me I am willing to pay for one hour of a professional interior decorator to view your house and make suggestions as to what would improve the house's appearance to make it appealing for future buyers... Keep it in mind.

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