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Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

Selling a home can be a rather adventurous endeavor. You need an experienced real estate expert to steer you through the process, considering predictions of rising mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick itself up. Unless you’re an expert yourself, you don’t want to go out there without someone having your back.

Consider the following ways a real estate agent can make a difference:

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Each state imposes its own regulations affecting contracts for real estate sales, and these regulations are never constant. A real estate agent is a master of the market and will be able to handle all the needed paperwork for you.
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The Process

Experts say there are more 230 possible steps that may be necessary for each successful real sale. Don’t you want to take them side by side with someone who has mastered the whole process from through experience?


So perhaps you’re still not convinced that an agent can help you sell your home. However, once you have seen the list of parties that you have to negotiate with, you will soon understand the significance of professional help. You need to talk to a minimum of 11 different personalities, from the interested buyer (who also seeks the most favorable terms for himself) to home inspectors to the appraiser and so on. All of these people are real estate experts, and even the buyer will likely have his own agent. How do you expect to match their negotiating prowess?

Setting the Price for Your Home

It is of great importance that your home be priced appropriately from the start, if only to bring in the right buyers and control the time it remains on the market. You want someone who is not emotionally attached to your home, but has the knowledge necessary to give it the right value.

To put it simply, an overpriced home will not attract a lot of buyers, and will probably stay on the market too long that people will start to assume that there’s something “wrong” with it. On the other hand, underpricing will lead to losses on your part. That is why you need an expert to define the lines.

Market Trends

There is a lot of information out there about home sales, mortgage rates, prices, etc. How can you tell which of them are specifically true for your area? Whom can you consult when trying to price your property competitively as you start the selling process? When seeking help with regard to money, always choose someone who is more likely to teach than pitch. You need someone who is sincere enough to tell you what’s true, and not simply what you’ll love to hear.