Uncategorized September 27, 2016

Why It Is Important To Use A Realtor To Sell Your Home

When a homeowner wants to sell their Tam O’ Shanter real estate, they typically have 3 main goals: Sell the house (1) for the most money possible (2) and do it in a short amount of time with the least amount of issues (3). To succeed at selling real estate in Tam O’ Shanter, the importance of a Bellevue, WA Realtor should not be overlooked.

Technology has changed how society/consumers do everything. You can pretty much handle every purchase from the comfort of your smart phone or laptop. Have internet, will buy. It also has changed the way we research and find information as well. With 92% of all buyers using the internet to buy a home for sale in Tam O’ Shanter, it is obvious that technology has impacted the way consumers do business. While in most scenarios it is worth skipping the middle man and using an app or a website to make a purchase, real estate is not one of those categories.

Why is that? Well for one, selling your home for the most money possible in the shortest amount of time requires real time market knowledge which means pricing your home for the current market conditions. When relying on AVM’s (Realtor.com & Zillow’s suggestions for what your home is worth) for market information, you are missing pertinent details that a website will not know about your home. When you price incorrectly, you miss out on solid buyers, your home sits and you lose money in the long run. There is also the necessary marketing that attracts buyers like professional staging, professional photograph and marketing pieces like flyers and postcards. There is also entering your listing into the NWMLS and making sure your home is featured on websites both regional and GLOBAL. That global part is important considering King County has been the number 1 market for international buyers for the last few months. Next is the paperwork, and the negotiations that go along with it. Missing one form or relying on the internet to tell you how to do the paperwork could be an absolute disaster. With all the negotiations (and the paperwork to follow), it is worth it to hire a professional just for that aspect alone.

Luckily, stats show that 95% of buyers who searched for a home on the internet, purchased said home using a Tam O’ Shanter realtor. Only 2% bought directly from the seller. 53% of buyers depended on an agent to find the actual home they purchased, 48% of buyers felt they needed a local real estate agent to negotiate the price and the terms of the deal while 60% simply felt they needed a qualified Bellevue, WA real estate agent to help them understand the process. These buyers understood the need for a Realtor who can “connect the dots” for them and as a seller, you should too. For more information on selling your home in Tam O’ Shanter, call me at (425) 829-8778.