Do You Need an Agent to Sell Your Home?
Why it’s still worth it to sell with an agent in this hot market.
We are in a hot seller’s market, and many are asking, “Do I really need an agent to sell my house?” That’s a great question; tons of people think that all agents just put a sign in the yard, list the home on the MLS, and pray that a buyer comes along.
In this market, it’s not a question of if a home will sell; it’s all about maximizing the equity in your home. If you want to sell without an agent, would you be comfortable leaving money on the table?
Buyers are coming out of the woodwork these days, but the value that we offer is our expertise. A lot of people use discount brokers instead of selling themselves, but they’re almost the same thing. Sure, you’ll get your home in the MLS, but you’ll still have to do the negotiations, and you’ll still have to work with inexperienced agents.
One of the ways our experience can help you is by selling your home off the market. Putting your home on the market is not easy. You’ll be living in a fishbowl for three to 10 days, and your house has to look perfect. We have some sellers who are worried about that and just want to sell the home off their market.
One client was going out of town for a few weeks and asked us to sell their home off the market in the meantime. Their magic number was $1.2 million. We took photos, put the home on an off-market list, and sent it out to a few of our buyers. We thought the home would sell for $1.15 million, and we did get showings while it was off the market, but nobody wrote an offer.
When it came time to list the home on the MLS, we priced it at $1.1 million, and we had a crazy weekend of showings. We ended up getting multiple offers and the $1.2 million that our seller wanted. Our strategy worked, and we negotiated like bulldogs. That’s why you want us in your corner.
Fun, Fast, and Fabulous
Renee was the best choice I could have made. She was honest and informative when discussing the listing and the pricing of my house. She didn’t allow the crazy market to over inflate my expectations, which was very much appreciated and led to a very quick sale. I appreciate all that Renee and her team did to keep me on track through the entire process, making it mostly effortless on my part.
Most homeowners would’ve listed that property at $1.3 million if they were selling by themselves. They would go above the number they wanted to give themselves negotiating room, but now the property seems overpriced, and no one will look at it. It will go stale on the market, and the owner will probably have to sell it for less than $1.2 million and take much longer to do so.
In short, hire the experts. We know what we’re doing, and we will help you maximize your proceeds. Of course, we like to help you too if you’re looking to sell! If you have any questions, just give us a call. We would love to chat.