If you have decided to sell your property there are several important things to consider if you want to sell for the highest price in the shortest amount of time and with the least inconvenience to you.
The first step is choosing the right person to sell your home. Believe it or not, it might not be you. If you are not experienced in marketing, finance, negotiations, have countless hours to spend talking with potential buyers and know the current real estate market, you should find a real estate professional to sell your property. In fact, listing with a real estate professional will get you at least 15-20% more than if you were to sell the property yourself.
Searching the internet will turn up hundreds of agents. But choosing the right one is essential. Don’t choose your agent because they are family or a friend of a friend. Choose a real estate agent because they are a professional at what they do.
Interviewing several agents is an acceptable second step. Remember, cheapest isn’t always the best. Be wary of agents who offer to sell your property for a reduced commission or a flat fee. You will get what you pay for. Lower commissions or flat fees often mean less representation and less exposure with fewer agents showing your property.
You should select an agent who will work for your best interest and offer you full and expert service, not simply listing your property on the internet, making you show your property and negotiate contracts on your own.
The third step is to list your property at the right price. Listing above value can waste the best first marketing days. An overpriced property will sit on the market a longer time and eventually sell for less. Real estate agents have access to actual market data and can tell you approximately what your home will bring through a comparative market analysis.
Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional and see what they have to offer.
At Azalea Real Estate we offer a full service from listing to closing with a staff of experienced real estate professionals. Visit or contact Aleta Boudreaux, REALTOR© at 251-656-4576 for a free market analysis on your property.
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