An agent can help you set your best list price because they have access to data you may not! Consider the free home evaluation tool. This is but a small taste of the data at the fingertips of of your real estate agent!
Consider these things when deciding whether or not to work with a listing agent to sell your home. If you’re buying a home, think about working with a buyer’s agent.
If You Work with an Agent
- You sign a listing contract, which is a legally binding agreement that typically gives the agent the exclusive right to sell your property within a certain period of time (usually 60 to 90 days).
- The agent researches the market in order to determine your home’s market value and reach a sales price in consultation with you.
- The agent prepares a written marketing plan that includes a schedule for listing, showing, and advertising your property.
- The agent advises you on how best to prepare your home for sale and helps arrange for pre-sale tasks such as a home inspection.
- The agent transmits any offers to you, negotiates the purchase based on your recommendations, and moves all the paperwork through the transaction.
- You pay for the listing agent’s services, either as a percentage commission (usually 4 to 6 percent) or a flat fee, as specified in your listing contract. The buyer’s agent is paid out of that fee.
If You Work Alone
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