Home buying is a stressful experience. And this statement is often repeated, ad nauseam, by home sellers everywhere. So, what can you do to ease the stress when selling your home? The short answer is: by hiring a great realtor.
Here are just a few of the ways a great realtor can reduce stress during your home selling process:
A great realtor will have a deep understanding of your goals (and a strategy for meeting these goals).
A seller’s realtor should ask questions and listen carefully when discussing a home seller’s goals. Selling a home isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and an experienced realtor will understand this. As such, your realtor should come to the table with a personalized marketing strategy for your home, based upon a number of factors, including your personal need and wants, as well as current market conditions.
Agreat realtor will understand the importance of the Internet to both buyers and sellers.
The Internet is the source for most home searches, so a realtor who understands the importance of the Internet when selling your home is always a good sign. If your realtor has a strong Internet presence and is able to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible, you will have a much better chance selling your home; which of course will mean less stress for you! It is important to not only make sure your realtor is keen to the importance of the Internet, but that the real estate firm for which he or she works also has a strong Internet presence.
A great realtor will understand how the real estate market operates – and adjust your selling strategy accordingly. A great realtor will be one who has enough experience to determine market fluctuations, changes and variations and will fine-tune his or her marketing strategy to reflect these circumstances. Your realtor should constantly keep an eye on market conditions and report back to you so you can be kept in the loop at all times. In particular, he or she will update you on current listings, recent sales and expired listings and take this information into consideration when pricing and marketing your home.