Information for Sellers
With so much information readily available on the internet, it is easy to convince ones self that we now have the tools where anybody can do anything. However, when we put a little more thought into it we realize that professionals are still needed to perform certain tasks. For instance, would you attempt to take apart your plumbing to fix a leak or tinker with the wiring in your home to fix an electrical problem or represent yourself in court if a legal matter came up? In that vein, getting yourself involved in real estate matters should not be taken lightly either.
There is a reason why real estate professionals have to attend 15 hours of continuing education every two years to re-certify in order to maintain their real estate license. These classes not only cover the pros and cons of current market conditions but also the legal and ethical challenges facing buyers, sellers and real estate agents in the ever changing world of real estate. Did you know that as a seller of a property, you could be sued up to seven years after the sale of your property by the person who purchased your property? Or have you considered the dangers of “potential buyers” walking through your home without a real estate agent? You would certainly not tolerate a complete stranger walking off the street and wandering through your home, so why should a “For Sale by Owner” sign in your yard protect you from thieves and other predators?
A real estate agent or Realtor is not only trained to analyze market conditions and strategize using a marketing plan to ensure the best possible sales price in the least amount of time but also to wield through the various forms required by the state of Texas to ensure your transaction goes through smoothly and legally. Each property is unique, as is each Seller and since your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, trusting a professional to deal with it’s sale is an important step in the right direction.
If the sale of your home involved just placing a sign in the yard, an ad on Craigslist or the local newspaper or even on the internet and a prayer hoping it will sell quickly, then it is true, you would not need the services of a real estate agent or Realtor. But the process is far more complex to ensure the best possible price in the shortest amount of time. The National Association of Realtors conducted a study which showed that people selling their homes by themselves, not only took longer to sell but also ended up with a net profit of almost 20% less than if they had listed it with a Realtor.
So trust a professional Realtor to do what we are trained to do and leave yourself free to do what you do best! Contact me today and put my 20 years of experience to work for you!
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