Selling a home is simple, right? Homeowners do it by themselves all the time. While this might seem to be the case, it takes a lot of organization, experience and time to sell a house quickly and at the right price. It might be tempting to venture out on your own, but first you should seriously consider the benefits of hiring a Santa Cruz real estate agent.
Many sellers navigating the market by themselves become frustrated when it comes time to figure out a listing price, negotiate bids, deal with legal paperwork and just find enough time to manage it all. That’s when a professional’s expertise can save you from selling stress. Below is a list of marketing measures Realtors take to have you quickly closing on your home.
• Multiple Listing Service (MLS) – You must be a realty professional to post homes for sale on this online database, which includes listings from hundreds of agencies all over the country. If you’re selling a home, you definitely want it listed here — the more eyes that see it, the more likely it is to sell.
• Appointments for Showings – Just because your home is on the market doesn’t mean you can quit your day job to meet every couple who wants to take a look. That’s where a Santa Cruz real estate agent comes in. It’s their job to meet potential buyers, show the home and make the sale. Plus, you’ll have a trusted person guiding strangers through your home full of cherished possessions.
• Advertising – With years of experience, local experts will know which advertising avenues get the best response. Whether it’s through social media, flyers, newspaper ads or particular Websites, they’ll be able to place your home where its ideal buyer will see it.
• Open Houses – While putting an ad about your open house in the local newspaper might get you a small showing, a Realtor can also reach out to their list of local real estate professionals who might have interested clients.
For more information on what benefits a Santa Cruz real estate agent can offer you when it comes time to sell your home, please call me at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com.
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