Do You Need To Hire A Realtor To Sell Your Santa Cruz Home?

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 9:08am.

Do you need a real estate agent to sell your home

Going it alone and listing your home as for sale by owner can be exciting at first, but there is a turning point where the prospect of losing money makes it necessary to bring in help. There are several reasons to change your plan and list your home with a professional Santa Cruz real estate agent in order to facilitate a sale.

Here are three ways a certified real estate agent can help you sell your home faster and for more money: 

Sell Your Home Fast

If your property has been languishing on the market for more than three months, it is no longer fresh. People will avoid it simply because it hasn't sold, thinking there must be something wrong with it if it's still on the market. A professional agent can earn your home the attention it deserves with more exposure to traffic moving through it again.

Unsurpassed Market Knowledge

Fresh eyes on a project are helpful in any business endeavor. You can be too close to your home. You love it and see it in a positive light that can often overlook minor items that will kill a sale. Your Santa Cruz real estate agent can help you see the problems you didn't even know existed.

Many FSBOs price their homes way too high or too low market for two reasons. First, they love their home and see certain aspects of their home as more valuable than they really are. Second, they don't have extensive knowledge of the real estate market nor do they have the ability to do current home price comparisons. You might know what your neighbor's house sold for a few years ago, but do you know what it is worth right now? And even more importantly, do you know how your house compares to that one? Your Santa Cruz real estate agent does, and that's why bringing in their expertise will earn you the true market value for your home, which might be higher than you think. 

The Santa Cruz real estate market is always changing. What your home was worth six months is likely different than what it's worth right now. Curious to see what homes in your neighborhood are selling for? Check out all of the current homes for sale, or request a FREE home evaluation now

National Exposure

As an FSBO (for sale by owner) seller, you are not able to list your home on the official Santa Cruz MLS (multiple listing service). That exposure alone can get much faster responses and sales. Additionally, a professional real estate agent markets your home on multiple websites which gives your home a virtual Open House 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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