Having an Century 21 Bamber Realty Advisor representing your property means working with a real estate professional that possesses in-depth local market knowledge, luxury real estate expertise, exceptional client services and access to qualified buyers within the area and around the world.
You’ve made the big decision to sell your home. Now, you have to find a Realtor®. Or do you? In the back of your mind, is there a little thought that maybe you can do it yourself and save paying that commission? Think again. There are many good reasons why this is not a time to go it alone. For most of us, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest single transactions we will be involved in as well as one of the most complex with stringent legal requirements.
Time is money! Selling your home yourself will involve long hours of time and considerable expense to market the property. It’s also likely to take much longer to find a buyer and you will waste time because you can’t distinguish the serious prospects from the “browsers”. With specialized experience and knowledge Realtors® have the skills to answer your questions and guide you through the process. They know market conditions and can evaluate how your home fits in the current market. Realtors® have valuable contacts in areas such as financing and should have a list of potential buyers on hand. As well, they are not emotionally involved with your home and so can be more objective about its value.
A Realtor® will be able to help you set a realistic price that will appeal to buyers. As well, the Realtor® will go over your home with you and advise you on how to get it ready for listing so you can get your best possible price.
It’s important to get the word out – Your Home Is On The Market! A Realtor® is an expert at knowing how to market your home to other Realtors® as well as prospective buyers. (There is a saying that to be successful in real estate you have to sell a home twice, once to other Realtors® and then to a buyer.) The costs involved in marketing your home are part of the service to you. The Realtor® will hold open houses and will have access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), web sites and other means of letting buyers know your home is available.
Once you are convinced you need a Realtor® to help you sell your home, how do you go about finding the person who’s right for you? You need someone you trust, that you feel comfortable with and who understands your needs and wants. As important is that you find someone with the skills and expertise to sell your home quickly for the best price and the least hassle. Ask around: Ask friends, relatives or neighbors for recommendations. Check the newspaper ads to see who has listings in your area, look for real estate signs in your area. Realtors® often are experts in certain neighbourhoods or in certain clientele, such as seniors or first-time buyers.
Look for web sites – a “good” Realtor® should have an Internet presence of their own. Decide if you want to go with a local firm (which may have great local contacts), or a large franchise firm with a national network behind them.
Interview some Realtors® – Be prepared for the interview by deciding what your objectives are ahead of time, so you can let the prospective Realtors® know what you expect from them. Interview a number of Realtors® from different companies and find out what they have to offer, you will find differences in services between firms. During the interview make sure the Realtor® is listening to you, asking intelligent questions and showing a genuine interest in you. Ask for references, and check them!
Here are some questions you might ask a prospective real estate Realtor®.
Some experts advise that after an initial interview you should narrow your choice down to two or three people then ask for a formal presentation that includes a market analysis with selling prices of homes similar to yours. Don’t forget to ask them for an overview of the marketing plan they would use to sell your home. By the end of this process, you should be able to choose a Realtor® that you are comfortable working with. Then you can get on with the process of selling your home.
Selling your home is a crucial event in the financial life of you and your family. You need to make sure that you realize the best price possible for your home. Depending on current market conditions a good Realtor® should be able to work with you to make that happen. Do your homework before choosing the right Realtor® and you’ll reap the financial rewards when you sell your home!
MLS Listings – Bragg Creek Acreages For Sale
MLS Listings – Bragg Creek Luxury Acreages For Sale
MLS Listings – Bragg Creek Hamlet Homes For Sale
MLS Listings – Redwood Meadows Properties For Sale
MLS Listings – Springbank Luxury Properties for Sale
MLS Listings – Springbank Properties for Sale
MLS Listings – Elbow Valley Properties For Sale
MLS Listings – Elbow Valley Luxury Properties For Sale
MLS Listings – Cochrane Property for Sale