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How a Real Estate Agent Can Help You Sell Your Home

Selling a home is usually an exciting challenge. 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. You don’t want to do this alone, unless you yourself are an expert.

These are the most important ways a real estate agent can help:

Paperwork
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Every state has different regulations covering contracts that are necessary for a successful sale, and these regulations are always changing. A real estate agent knows the market inside out and can manage all the required 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. Wouldn’t you want to take them with someone who can go through the entire process with their eyes closed?

Negotiations

So maybe you still don’t believe you need an agent when you sell your home. However, after checking the list of parties you need to negotiate with, it will be easy to see the value of professional help. You are to talk to no less than 11 different individuals, from your prospective buyer (who is also working to get the best terms for himself) to home inspection companies to the appraiser and so on and so forth. All of these people are real estate experts, and even the buyer will likely have his own agent. Again, how can you match their negotiating prowess?

Setting the Price

It is extremely important to priced your home correctly so it can attract the right buyers and stay on the market for a limited time. 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, when you overprice your home, it will attract very few buyers, and may stay on the market for so long people will start assuming it has flaws. Underpricing, on the other hand, will leave you on the losing end of the sale. That’s why an expert is needed to define the lines.

Market Trends

So much information is out there regarding home prices, sales, mortgage rates and the like. How do you know which one applies to your area specifically? 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 want someone who can tell you the truth, and not just what you want to hear.