The short answer is: YES! If you’re not sure whether or not you really need to hire a real estate agent, keep reading to find out what exactly a real estate agent does and how one can help you sell your home more quickly.
Real estate agents, in any area, whether it be Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, or Upper Arlington, are required to understand the housing market in their particular area. This means that the agent you choose will be familiar with average sale prices, short sales, and foreclosures in the area, in addition to being familiar with lenders, home inspectors, and all things real estate in your area.
Because your agent will be familiar with the area, he or she will be able to help you set a realistic price for your home. Setting a realistic asking price for your home means that you’re less likely to have to lower your asking price later because of a lack of offers. By looking at comparable homes in the area that sold and didn’t sell, your agent will be able to advise you on what price is too high, too low, and what will sell. A good price from the start will ensure a quick and successful sale.
If you need to sell your home very quickly, say, to avoid foreclosure, your real estate agent can work with local lenders and/or help you find out whether you qualify for a short sale or deeds-in-lieu transaction (which will save you from being foreclosed upon). Foreclosure will ruin your credit and possibly prevent you from buying a home in the future, so it’s important to avoid foreclosure, if at all possible.
To ensure a quick and successful home sale, make sure to hire a competent realtor who has experience in buying and selling homes in your area.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may be wondering whether or not you need to work with a real estate agent. There is no rule that says you have to use a real estate agent to help you buy a home, but working with an agent definitely has its benefits.
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