If you are planning to sell your home you should seriously consider the services of a professional real estate agent or broker. Many sellers feel that they can sell their home without representation. Although occasionally this does work out, it is not often successful. The home selling process can be very complex, involving many different factors. Please consider the following very carefully before making this decision:
Statistically a real estate agent is more likely to get a higher price for your home. The seller sets the asking price, but the actual sales price is determined by negotiations between the buyer and the seller. As professionals, we are experienced contract negotiators. This experience can save you thousands of dollars. As your listing agent, our fiduciary responsibility is to get you the best price and terms for your home. We know how to handle objections and negotiating tactics designed to lower the price of a home.
Negotiations do not stop at the price of the home. Buyers will often demand repairs based on inspections, expect financial contingencies, even selling of their own home. Experienced agents understand the way these contingencies may impact the sale of your home. We will negotiate on your behalf to maintain the best possible terms for you and reduce your financial liability. This includes advise about the due diligence fee and period. Remember, until the due diligence period is over, the buyer may terminate the contract for any or no reason. During that time, you may continue to market your home for sale and take back up offers, but you must wait until this period is over to move forward or go to close.
Buyers will often reveal factors about themselves to real estate agents but not to sellers. As your agent, we will know how to interpret this information and help you use it to your advantage. It is our responsibility to share any information with you that may assist you in negotiating a better position. In addition, potential buyers will be more honest with a listing agent when it comes to providing feedback regarding the home. Buyers may be less likely to share any negative feedback directly to a seller. This information is extremely useful when marketing a home. If we know the objections and can help you resolve them, you will most likely get a better price in a quicker time frame.
In this market, most buyers are represented by a Buyer's Agent. You will be expected to compensate this broker in the form of a commission. This fee varies depending on your market area.
What should you expect from a listing agent? What will you get for your real estate fees?
At NC Realty Solutions our experience has allowed us to develop a comprehensive and proven system of marketing techniques. We are constantly improving our services to take advantage of the newest technology. This is the best way to reach as many potential buyers for your home as possible. As your listing agent we will go above and beyond the service of our competition!
If you have not decided what level of representation you want, please review our detailed Residential Listing and Marketing Services. We recognize that sellers want options. As a result, we developed a menu of listing options with the chance to upgrade your selection at any time during the home selling process.
We also offer Short Sale and Foreclosure expertise for those properties that require it. We are certified by the National Association of RealtorsÂ® in this area and have experience with Buyers and Sellers. We can help you make important decisions without losing valuable time. We also understand the perspective of the buyers, the role of the banks and investors and the frustrations and pitfalls that are inherent in these transactions. We can help!