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8 reasons to work with an agent to make the sale

By Anna Sikora on December 16th, 2010

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If you had a legal problem, would you proceed without an attorney? How about a tax problem—would you hire a CPA? Then why would you even consider trying to sell your home without the assistance of a real estate agent?

Real estate agents are licensed professionals trained to assist you before, during and even after you sell your home. A qualified agent can save you time and money, reduce stress and streamline the entire process.

Here are some additional advantages for working with a qualified agent:

  1. An agent can provide you with current market information, such as which houses are for sale, what their listing prices are and how long they’ve been on the market. He or she will also help you set a realistic price for your home–to get it sold quickly, at the best price and with the least stress.
  2. Your agent will recommend ways to improve the marketability of your home, such as fresh paint or landscaping to improve curb appeal.
  3. An agent will market your home to both the general public and to other agents. According to National Association of Realtors statistics, 82% of sales result from agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends and family.
  4. An agent will know how and when to advertise your property.
  5. An agent will prequalify prospects so you don’t have to allow strangers into your home.
  6. Your agent will help you evaluate offers on your home as well as negotiate the terms of the contract on your behalf.
  7. When issues arise—as they do in every transaction—your agent will be there to help resolve them and keep the deal on track to closing.
  8. Your agent will be there every step of the way, to guide you, advise you and ensure that everything goes smoothly.

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avatar Anna Sikora
Anna is a member of the @C21 social media team. When she’s not building apps on Facebook or albums on Instagram, she daydreams about building her dream home: a waterfront villa with plenty of yard space (for her chocolate lab Franklin), kitchen space (for the spice rack she has no idea what to do with) and closet space (for the dresses and shoes she could probably swap for a down payment).
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One Response to "8 reasons to work with an agent to make the sale"

  1. avatar Joyce Bliss says:

    I really like that Century 21 has a blog. All this information is useful for agents, buyers and sellers and visitors that may be thinking of buying or selling in the near future. I would love to help anyone answer any questions that are interesting in buying or selling in the Durham, NC area. Call or email me, Joyce Bliss, with Haywood Davis Realtors, Inc. at joyce.bliss@century21.com or call at 919-308-1215. Visit my website at http://www.JoyceBliss.com. I am also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DurhamNCRealEstateAgent

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