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Top Six Reasons to Hire a Listing Agent

Selling a home takes time, great marketing, and negotiating skills this is why 90%* of home sellers use a listing agent. Yet, it is surprising how almost 7% of homeowners these days are tempted to sell their house on their own. With housing prices on the rise, spending the extra money on an agent may seem costly. It is worth it in the end to hire an experienced agent. They will provide expertise, knowledge of the market, and be able to keep things running smoothly. If you are wanting to sell your home, below are the top six benefits of hiring a licensed real estate agent.

If you are wanting to sell your home, below are the top six benefits of hiring a licensed real estate agent.

1. Listing your Home for the Right Price 

Pricing your home too high or too low can cost you money and time. Realtors have an up to date understanding of the current market in your area. They provide guidance so you make the best decision when pricing your home. 

2. They have a Large Network

There’s a lot involved in selling a home; inspections, repairs, marketing and more. While listing agents can list the home there are some things they aren’t able to do. This is why they have a large network of professionals to help in selling your home. They even have a network of other realtors to help maximize the amount of buyers that see your home. 

By hiring them, you gain access to their professional and trusted network.

3. Gain the Best Marketing for your Home 

They will maximize the beauty of your home. This is because they utilize the latest marketing and staging techniques; providing beautiful photos and descriptions that feature your home in the best way.

4. Access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Being listed on the Multiple Listing Service improves your chances of selling your home quickly and for top dollar. Only a licensed real estate agent can list your home there for you. Homes listed with a realtor on the mls sell 20 days faster on average.

5. Access to Qualified Buyers 

In addition to other agents’ buyers, agents not only assist sellers, like yourself, but they also work with buyers that may be looking in your area as well.

6. Better Negotiations 

Realtors work with the buyer’s agent to get you an offer that meets your needs in terms of price, timing, and repairs. They can create counter offers that benefit you while still being able to compromise with the buyer. When there are multiple offers a listing agent can help you identify the pros and cons of each offer.

Ready to list your home? Contact us by phone, text or email.
Melanie Corrin 440-552-0343
Josh Corrin 440-225-4687

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