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How can a real estate agent help sell my home?

Selling your home can be quite an obstacle. See how a real estate agent can help you overcome the obstacles of selling a home and much more!

There are countless decisions to be made when selling a home and many of them will significantly affect whether or not you make a profit and how much time it takes to sell your home. A real estate agent can offer specialized knowledge in research, marketing and negotiations to help you meet or exceed your goals. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 82 percent of home sales are the result of agent connections.

A real estate agent will:

  • Serve as your advocate and representative when dealing with buyers, buyers’ agents and service providers.

  • Help you establish a fair asking price that also meets your goals.

  • Advise you on how to present your home aesthetically to maximize its appeal to buyers.

  • Design a customized marketing plan that will promote your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tactics can include the MLS, direct mail campaigns, flyers, yard signs, advertising, Internet listings and open houses.

  • Schedule and host open houses and home tours.

  • Screen all written offers and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Assist you in making counteroffers.

  • Prepare your closing documents.

  • Represent you at closing and mediate any last minute obstacles to ensure a smooth, successful transaction.

  • Provide referrals to proven service providers, including title companies, inspectors, appraisers, pest control, moving companies and more.

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