Hiring a Listing Agent to Sell Your Home

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Hiring Someone to Sell Your Home

For a homeowner there is only so much you can do when trying to sell your home. Hiring the right Real Estate Professional to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the highest price. It is possible to sell the home without representation but keep in mind it's a heavy process with so much to consider. Here are just a few reasons to hire a Listing Agent.



Homeowner's should seek a Professional Real Estate Agent who is knowledgeable with the area your home is located in. Hiring the right Agent can reduce the stress of Buying and Selling a home.    


Negotiation Skills

In addition to being experienced in the home selling process your Agent should also posses negotiation skills. A Professional Real Estate Agent has experience negotiating with other Real Estate Professionals keeping your best interest in mind.  


Member of the Local Multiple Listing Service

The Multiple Listing Service or (MLS) is a database established by cooperating Real Estate Brokers to provide data about properties for sale. The MLS allows other Broker/Agents to view other members listings of properties. The MLS allows online access to buyers and links home information to other Real Estate websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and other Real Estate Agents websites. It is important that a Listing Agent be a member of the Local MLS so potential buyers and agents will have access to information about your home.

Network of Professionals

A Professional Real Estate Agent will always have a pool of professionals such as Handyman Services, Plumbers, HVAC Company's, Pest Control and other professionals who may be needed to do treatments or repairs if needed.


Knowledge of Local Market Conditions

A Real Estate Professional should not only stay updated with housing prices but know when the best times to invest in the real estate market. They should have insights to the market conditions that can effect the price of your home. Your Listing Agent should be able to provide the homeowner a Comparative Marketing Analysis of homes similar to yours that has recently sold. This data will include information such as average-price-per-square foot costs, average house sale prices, average days on market. This information will help the homeowner to competitively price their home. 



A Real Estate Agent should keep information confidential, provide the proper paperwork and put your interests above theirs's. Your Listing Agent should recognize the importance of your investment and work hard to make the transaction as smooth as possible. For more information about the responsibilities of a Listing Agent contact Allen Deaver of Asset Realty.


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