value of working with a REALTOR® when selling your home
Selling your home is a complex and stressful
undertaking; Getting an expert to help will save you time, money, and aggravation.
Advantages of working with a REALTOR® are:
Looking out for your best interests:
By asking a REALTOR to act on your behalf during the sale of your home, you create
an Agency Relationship and
become the REALTOR's client. REALTORS always owe their clients full fiduciary
duties, such as loyalty, obedience, confidentiality, accountability, duty of
care, and full disclosure of all pertinent facts.
Getting the best price:
Professional marketing means top dollar and a faster sale. REALTORS spend a lot
of time and energy making sure they know their local market inside and out. They
know the current market value of properties in your area and are your best resource
for determining and getting the best and highest price possible. All REALTORS
have access to all of their agency's resources and marketing skills, ensuring
that all potential buyers are quickly made aware of your home.
Showcase your home in the best possible light:
"First impressions count!"
As unfair as it might be to your home, after only fifteen seconds most buyers
have already developed a perception of your property that will color their feelings
during the rest of the showing and perhaps dramatically affect how they perceive
the value of the property. REALTORS can offer a great deal of information and
advice on how to significantly increase your chances of obtaining the highest
and best price for your home.
Dealing only with qualified buyers:
REALTORS have access to pre-screened and pre-qualified buyers who are really
serious about buying in your neighborhood. They work full-time making these connections
and are literally the best source of potential purchasers.
REALTORS do many things, but one of their most important functions is to negotiate
on behalf of their clients. When you sell your house, you want the best price
in a reasonable amount of time. Your REALTOR's job is to facilitate this by drawing
up legally binding contracts, assisting in negotiating any offers, offering advice
and perspective, and if needed, acting as a mediator during any potential disputes
between you and the purchaser.
A REALTOR brings to the table all of his or her knowledge, training and negotiation
skills, and will explain exactly what you can expect from the buying/selling
process. He or she will be able to explain your rights and obligations, help
organize and strategize, and even discuss financing options.
All REALTORS are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). This
organization requires all of its members to adhere to a strict Code
of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. The Code and Standards are
very important because they assure that all REALTORS offer the highest level
of service, honesty and integrity possible. All REALTORS are subject to constant
professional monitoring that keeps them directly accountable to the individual
consumers they serve. NAR also ensures that all of its members are knowledgeable
and highly trained in order to better serve the public and offers ongoing education
courses so that REALTORS continue to meet the highest professional standards
in an ever-changing industry.
Access to Multiple Listing Services:
REALTORS have exclusive access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS
system is one of the most effective marketing tools available, giving all REALTORS
nation-wide access to your property.
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