Should I use a real estate agent to sell my home?
25th November 2021
Selling your home by your own – also known as “for sale by owner” (FSBO) – might seem like a great idea at first that can save you thousands of pounds. While it is a tempting offer, the process of selling it by yourself comes with a lot of risks that more often than not, outweigh the main benefits.
Not being equipped with the right expertise and legal knowledge to navigate the home-selling process can make you lose your savings and make it harder to find your perfect buyers.
At Home Estate Agents, we aim to be your friends. From the start of your move to the actual moving day, we will be here to guide and support you through the sale process. With an experienced and dedicated team on hand at all times, you can rest assured your move will be our priority.
In this blog, we’ve rounded up the top benefits why you should trust an experienced real estate agent to sell your home and get the best value for your money:
1. Get access to large networks
Your property will be advertised with a mixture of traditional, modern and forward-thinking marketing ideas through all our branches. Even if you have a large personal or professional network, it might still not be enough as only a few of the people you know might qualify as potential buyers.
If you choose a real estate agency, they will know to bring you a broad range of potential buyers that align with your requirements and help increase the demand for your property.
2. Devise a clear marketing plan
To achieve the maximum price for your property, you will need a solid marketing plan that targets the categories of buyers you’re looking to sell to. A real estate agent has extensive knowledge in the area and can help you assess your competition, identify the target buyers and create urgency around your property.
In addition, a real estate agent will work within their existing database and find you suitable buyers that match your requests.
3. Find you the best possible price
When it comes to your house, you certainly don’t want to undervalue your property. Instead, you want to bring forward all the best assets your house has and settle for the right price.
That’s when a real estate agent’s expertise comes in. An experienced estate agent has the local market knowledge to assess your property and ensure you can sell it in the shortest time without losing its market value.
4. Add an objective perspective
Selling your home is often an emotional process that can quickly overwhelm you. Additionally, the criteria that made you choose this place might not match with the criteria other people are looking for in their home, hence why dealing with criticism can be difficult.
Having a real estate agent by your side can bring some objectivity and clarity during your house viewings. Having an objective perspective also comes in handy during negotiations when it’s essential find the common ground, therefore an objective third-party can ensure you have somebody that you can trust to find the best solutions to your problems and move the transaction forward.
5. Get rid of the buyer’s remorse
The homebuying process is strongly linked to human psychology and there are a variety of buyer’s personas that you need to be aware of. Most buyers tend to question their decision and back down at the last minute, hence having the common phenomenon called the buyer’s remorse.
A good real estate agent will know how to overcome the buyer’s remorse and proactively work towards providing the assurance and knowledge the buyers need to ease their nerves and help make their decision.
We are here to make your house selling process as smooth as possible so you can rest assured you receive the best value for your money. If you’re looking to sell your property, get in touch with one of our real estate agents today and let us help you every step of the way.