7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Realtor Before Selling

When you finally make the decision to sell your beloved home, you may have reservations about hiring a real estate agent. It may seem like a great idea to try to sell it on your own to save money on having to pay out a commission. But did you know that sellers who opt to work with an agent typically receive anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 MORE for their property than going it alone? Plus, taking the FSBO route could result in a slower turnaround time for a sale to be finalized! Here are 7 reasons why you should hire a Realtor when selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Education & Experience
When you hire a real estate agent, you don't need to know everything about real estate in order to sell your home. You can rely on us to use our education and experience to effectively market your home at a price you agree to and seal the deal.

2. We Have Our Finger on the Pulse of the Market
Market conditions will govern your selling process, this is why we stay on top of this. We are constantly networking with other agents, and this can be used to your advantage. We can help sell your home by pairing it with other buyers agents to make a match. Let our team help you through selling, and making wise decisions based on the current market.

3. Help You Get Your Home Ready For The Market
Unfortunately, the home decor you have enjoyed the last few years may not be the same home decor you should use if you want to sell your house quickly. Most homeowners customize their decorations to their own personal styles, but homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks should be decorated in very neutral tones. Your Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent will be able to coach you on some staging strategies to help you prepare your home for the market.

4. Guide You Through Pricing Your Home
Pricing your home correctly is a crucial part of the home selling process. If you want your home to sell quickly, you have to get it in the right price range - but most sellers find that this is much easier said than done. If you price your home too high, you risk alienating potential buyers who can't afford your asking price. If you price your home too low, on the other hand, you risk scaring off potential buyers who assume that there must be something wrong with the property in order for it to merit such a price. Your seller's agent will be able to help you find the pricing sweet spot.

5. Aggressively Market Your Property
These days, simply sticking a "for sale" sign in the front yard isn't going to cut it. Your seller's agent should be working hard to get your home in front of as many prospective buyers (and their agents) as possible. In addition to uploading your property information to the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service), your agent should advertise your property on their websites, their social media platforms, and at various networking opportunities. At eXp Realty, we work hard to spread the word about about our clients' listings in every way we can!

6. We Can Be a Buffer and a Negotiator
You're not a real estate professional - when you receive an offer on your home, how are you supposed to know if it's a good one or not? Your seller's agent will be able to help you critically evaluate each offer you receive so you can determine whether to accept, decline, or counter. Your agent will be your advocate throughout this entire process as you work together towards the same goal of selling your house quickly - and for as much money as possible!

7. We Can Handle LOTS of Paperwork
If you've ever bought or sold a home, you've probably come away with a large stack of paperwork. This is only a fraction of the paperwork that is involved and organized by your real estate agent. Let us take care of the paperwork, you work on getting ready to move into your new home at the Lake of the Ozarks once your current one sells!

Ready To Sell? Call Us!
When you are ready to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you'll give us a call! We promise to take the load off of your shoulders and make your life MUCH easier. If you have questions about the process, don't hesitate to ask! We look forward to working with you.

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766


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