Many people wonder if they should hire a realtor to sell their house. Because a realtor takes a commission on the sale of the house the seller may wonder if they can save money on the transaction by doing it themselves. Many times in the long-run the person ended up losing money because the house took longer to sell or because they got a lower offer. Here are some reasons why hiring a realtor is better for your pocket book.
1. Can Get You More Foot Traffic, More Offers, And Competing Bids
The more people you can get into your house, the better. When you sell a house by yourself you are completely in charge of marketing the place. Marketing a house is one of the hardest parts of selling a house. You may have the best house on the market, but unless people know about it and are coming to look at it, you are never going to sell it, or at least not for what it is worth.
Realtors have clientele that they are working with around the clock to find a house for. They will bring people into the house constantly to show them. In addition, they have professional relationships with other realtors to spread the word and get them to come to the house to show them their clients.
The more foot traffic you have in the house, the more likely you are to get an offer on the house. If you can get more offers, it will drive up the competition and you will be able to get more out of the house than if you were scrounging to sell it.
2. Can Help You Put On A Better Face For Selling
Another mystery of house selling is how to market the house. Many people wonder why some houses sell in record time while others stay on the market for way too long. The difference between many of these houses is simply how they presented themselves to the seller. A realtor knows how to make your house feel like home to potential buyers, and they know how to care for the details to make it appear as though the house is put together and so much more. Knowing how to make your house look just right could be the difference between thousands of dollars in the purchase price.
As you can see hiring a realtor can actually help you get more money out of the sale. For more information, contact local professionals like RE/MAX INTEGRITY.