Selling a home by yourself instead of hiring a real estate agent can be a big ordeal. A home buyer is more likely to have a REALTOR® on their side; so you should have one on your side too. There are several advantages to using a REALTOR® vs. a for sale by owner (FSBO) placing a listing in The Sacramento Bee Real estate Ads.
REALTORS® offer a more personalized home selling experience. They know what home buyers are looking for and how to market it to those who will be interested in buying your home, including schools, public transportation, and recreational hotspots for different ages. They know at what kind of angles to take pictures and how to stage the home so more people would be interested.
Negotiating the price of a home can be a gamble if you do not know what to do or how to do it. A REALTOR® can save you thousands of dollars without losing the buyer. They take into account fees and conditions that can count as part of the payment like repainting or repairs.
Paperwork and People Involved
A major part of selling a home is completing the massive amount of paperwork when it is due. There are city, state, and federal laws in place to protect both the buyer and the seller of a home that must be followed. Home sellers often have to hire real estate attorney’s to help them with the legal side of the sale if they do not have a REALTOR®. Finally, they have to schedule meetings with everyone involved including buyers, real estate agents, lawyers, banks, and any professionals that will be working on the house to meet the buyer’s standards.
Most real estate websites only allow REALTORS® to list houses that are on the market. A house for sale in the Sacramento Bee Real Estate ads can easily get lost in the pile of other residential areas looking for buyers or renters. Posting the ad in as many locations as possible is the best way to get multiple interested buyers. Agents can also answer questions that a seller might not be able to answer.
Unless you are well versed in home sales, hiring a Sacramento REALTOR® will make the process easier. For more information on selling your home in the Sacramento area and other real estate questions, contact Mike Klein at MLS Sacramento.