If you’re planning to sell your home in Albuquerque, perhaps you’ve thought about not using an agent. This is called a ‘For Sale by Owner’ or FSBO. Some home sellers choose this option, thinking it will save them money by not hiring a real estate agent.
But the fact is that most people don’t have experience to sell their own home unless they themselves are an agent. There are many facets to selling a home that can easily go wrong without the help of an experienced real estate agent.
Here are some of the downsides of selling a home without an agent.
1. You wont make as much money.
Sure, if you sell your home without an agent, you won’t have to pay the agent’s commission. But without an agent, you may not get as much for your home, and that difference in price could easily be more than the agent’s commission.
Selling a home in Albuquerque takes experience and skill. Real estate agents usually have just two main jobs, to either buy or sell homes. Most, like Sandi Pressley and her team, have been buying and selling homes for years. Having experience buying homes also helps when you sell a home, as you know what buyers want and are willing to pay.
Sandi Pressley knows the local Albuquerque real estate market. The price of your home will be based on comparative sales of similar homes in your neighborhood, making sure it’s priced optimally.
2. Little to no marketing.
A major part of a successful home sale is marketing. Your home needs to be put in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. That requires a marketing plan.
The Sandi Pressley team will market your home across multiple channels, using professional photography, virtual tours, descriptive home listings, and an extensive network of professional connections.
3. No representation.
When you sell a home in Albuquerque, you need someone who can field the tough questions from buyers. An experienced agent can answer those questions without chasing away a potential sale. This is the art of negotiation, and it can help get a higher price for your home.
Real estate agents also work with a range of professionals during the sales process, such as appraisers, inspectors, attorneys, and so forth. Are you up to that task?
Are you also able to check the buyer’s finances before the offer is accepted to make sure they can afford your home? Again, this is something that a real estate agent does regularly.
4. Selling a home takes a lot of time and energy.
You no doubt are busy already with your normal life. Imagine piling on another full-time job. That’s about the size of it when you sell a home.
A real estate agent does quite a few things to sell a home. They arrange for photos, prepare the marketing, deal with other professionals involved with the sale, schedule and conduct showings, answering phone calls, and so much more.
There are may other reasons why selling a home by yourself is not the best way to sell your home. It’s easy to see why using a skilled agent like Sandi Pressley and her team will help you get the most money for your home, and save you time and headaches.
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