Overall, real estate agents get a pretty bad wrap. They are accused of being dishonest and earning too much money for too little work. However, as a buyer’s agent, my experience is that a good agent is worth their weight in gold. Selling real estate is harder that it seems.
Here are some of the reasons I believe you should use a well-trusted and recommended sales agent;
Preparation is key when selling your home. An experienced agent who is well established in your area will be able to look at your home or investment objectively and tell you what buyers in that area and price range expect to see. They will advise on work that should be carried out, if it should be styled or even what gardening should be done to achieve the best outcome.
Marketing your property is more than popping some photos onto the internet. Professional photos make an enormous difference, as do styling and floorplans. The agent will know if a video is a good idea, brochures, signboards and possibly the most important tool they have is their database. Many agents have people on their database looking for your exact type of property.
Good agents are expert negotiators. They will be able to draw out every last cent from the sale. They are objective, realistic and experienced. Also, buyers hate dealing with home owners. It makes them feel awkward inspecting a house, being honest about feedback and negotiating. In a slow market, this is likely to put a buyer off even viewing the house.
Rarely have I seen a house that is for sale by owner that isn’t overpriced. Many home owners are just not realistic about what their home is worth. Due to the emotional attachment, it’s difficult to be objective. The problem with overpricing is that a listing will go stale and buyers will assume there’s something wrong with it.
If you want to know the best agents in Newcastle to sell with, give us a call. We are happy to advise you.