Are you working with a local Wilmington agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily!
4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent
A real estate agent is a professional who performs a service for your benefit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet many people are surprised when they learn that the agent charges a commission for their service. Statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor®’s 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sales price was $185,000, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $245,000. That’s a difference of $60,000! Erik T. offers premium service at a reasonable commission.
You probably want to sell your house as quickly as possible. An agent wants that too. However, an agent is at the mercy of what buyers want… and agents will work hard to find a buyer for your house. Erik T. will do everything he can to help present your home in the best possible light in order to attract the right buyers!
For an agent to find a buyer who wants to buy your house, they have to show it to people. Buyers will obviously want to walk through the house and decide for themselves if it’s the right house for them. Therefore, if you work with an agent, you should expect the agent to arrange showings with buyers – which means you may need to leave your house while buyers walk through it. Today we use text messages and phone calls to set up and confirm appointments so that you are in full control!
Agents provide a great service but the truth is – agents can’t always control the process. There are many unknowns that will influence the sale of your house. These unknowns include: the number of other sellers selling similar houses, the number of buyers who want to buy, the number of banks willing to lend money for mortgages, the state of the economy in the city, within the state of NC, and in the country as a whole. But rest assured we will go above and beyond in keeping you updated and in the driver’s seat as we navigate the process!
Selling your house can seem daunting, which is why most people choose to work with a real estate agent. Erik T. is ready and willing to help you at every step! Give him a call today to set up a time to discuss your situation! (301) 787-9301.