Why use a real estate agent
Receive more money for you property. Homes sold by a real estate agent average $175,000 compared with $145,000 sold by owner.
Sell with less work—fix and improve only what you need to, let me handle appointments to show, appraisals, inspections, etc. Since I know the market and work full-time on real-estate I can give you expert advice about what projects make sense. I do the research about market conditions and comparable properties.
- Sell with less stress—I handle the negotiations and paperwork as much as possible. Stress reduction is a major part of what I do. I keep in touch with you and make sure you are informed but the details and small problems that crop up get handled by me without interrupting your day.
- It saves you time and lets you concentrate on what you are good at or what you need to do—moving to a new area, preparing for a new job, taking care of family.
- Here is the results of a recent survey* of buyers that asked where they got information about homes during their search:
- Real estate agent 86%
- Yard sign 69%
- Internet 65%
- Newspaper 49%
- Home book/magazine 35%
- Open house 48 %
- Builders 37%
- Television 22%
- Relocation company 14%
* 2003 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers