Connecting with a real estate agent might be one of the last to-dos on your “selling your house checklist”. Who needs an agent until you are ready to market your home, right? What you may not know is that there are many benefits to working with an agent months before your home is ready to sell. Agents provide valuable resources and information that aren’t readily available to the public. Bonus – they do it without asking for a cent from you.
list, you might be wondering what your home is worth. Listing price is important to know if you are planning to buy another house. It is also important to know if you are making long term goals for saving and spending.
Real estate agents can look at comparable properties in your area to determine an approximate list price for you. These comparable properties are often the same ones that an appraiser would use to determine the value of your home. While the house might sell for more or less than this estimated price, these similar homes are a good indicator of how much your house is worth in the current market. Agents can also provide seller net sheet. There are an estimate of how much you will net on the sale of your home after taxes, title fees, and escrow fees in your county.
Small improvements can make a significant difference in selling price of your home. You can do these improvements yourself, but how many house cleaners, roof repair companies, or carpet cleaners do you know and trust? Even if you do have a few options ready, your real estate agent can help. An agent has an extensive list of trusted vendors which they use monthly! It’s likely that your real estate agent has a list of people in your area who they trust to do quality work, often for less than other vendors. Working with an agent long before you list gives you access to all of these home improvement resources.
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If you are selling your home for the first time, the process seems complicated and daunting. If you have been around the block before, you know that selling can be stressful and exhausting. Contacting an agent early will alleviate mountains of stress. An agent can take most of the work off of your shoulders. Instead, they’ll give you clear updates, a schedule of vendor appointments, and a simple list of tasks for you to complete. If selling is a little further in your future, the agent will check in periodically. They’ll answer any questions and provide you with resources for your future listing.
Now is a great time to get in contact with someone on our team, no matter when you plan to sell your home. Whether you’re three weeks, six months, or even two years away from listing, we’ve got you covered. Gordy Marks Real Estate will provide you with relevant information, valuable resources and recommendations, and constant support from our enthusiastic team. If you’d like to have a conversation about eventually selling your home, let us know right here!