If you’re thinking about selling your Salt Lake City home, you may have considered whether you want to use a real estate agent to handle the sale or if you might want to try to take this on yourself, a process known as FSBO or ‘for sale by owner’. There is no shortage of information available online to convince you that FSBO is the way to go… but is it? FSBO sales accounted for just 9% of home sales throughout the country in 2012, and these homes sold for an average of just $175,000 which compares poorly to the real estate agent-assisted average of $215,000. Below we’ll share how you can save both time and money by working with the sales professionals here at Exit Realty Success.
The Initial Steps in the Selling Process
One of the most difficult parts of the sale comes early in the process: setting the asking price. Price your home too high, and you’ll turn away serious buyers and suffer from a long sale; price too low and you’re leaving equity on the table by providing a discount. Our agents can assist by ensuring that your price suits both the market and the surrounding area, and is a fair asking price that will attract buyer interest.
Professional Marketing and Sales Expertise
A real estate agent doesn’t just provide access to the Multiple Listing Service®; your agent is a sales and marketing professional that is skilled at getting your listing out in those key places where buyers will be looking. From development of the listing copy and photos, to placing effective advertisements, to meeting with buyers and showing them through your property, a real estate agent does the heavy lifting so you can relax and enjoy showing off your home and its many features. Visit our listings page to get an idea of how high-quality real estate listings should look.
The Paperwork Alone Makes an Agent Worth It
As you likely recall from when you first purchased your home, there is a small mountain of paperwork that accompanies a home or condo sale and being able to delegate this off to your real estate agent is helpful. Not only will you save time, but our agents have seen thousands of agreements and can point out items that are missing, irrelevant or simply shouldn’t be there.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Finally, it’s key to note that there are many facets in the selling process that those without extensive real estate experience can easily miss. From the subtleties of sales contracts to marketing and media channels in the Salt Lake City area that you’ve never seen, our professional real estate agents are a wellspring of information that you can tap into to find success.
Here at Exit Realty Success it’s our goal to ensure that whether your home is in West Jordan, Ogden, Salt Lake City proper or all the way out in Magna, that you receive top dollar and have an expedient sale. For more information and to get a home evaluation booked, contact our team today and be sure to download our home seller’s eBook entitled “The Definitive Guide to Selling Your Home” by clicking here.