Times are constantly changing, and you might be thinking about selling your home, buying a new one, or both. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And buying or selling real estate is a big deal! From listing to financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave both sellers and home buyers bewildered and overwhelmed.
That’s why you need a real estate agent. An agent can help guide you through each step of the listing, selling, and buying processes, answering all of your questions and offering experienced, professional advice. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll walk away with a great experience – whether you’re selling your home or buying something new.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. In some areas, the escrow or title company handles the closing process, while in other areas an attorney handles it. Regardless of where you’re buying, a real estate agent can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Listing Your Home
Buying is only one side of the process; at some point, you might want to sell your home. This can be overwhelming (and emotional), and your agent can help you make good decisions to get the best possible outcome for you.
According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.
Your agent will advertise your home, ensuring that as many potential buyers see it as possible. Your agent knows how to take great pictures to present your property at its best, and will be sure to highlight any features that could be selling points – even some you may not have thought about. Agents often publish their listings in magazines, newspapers, and social media – and they talk to other agents, who might know potential buyers. From the beginning of your listing until the day it sells, your agent will work on getting it sold.
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Our agents would be happy to help you through this life-changing event. It’s what we’re here for!