For Sale by Owner Homes (Part 2)

Posted: May 6, 2010 in Sellers


 REALTORS® are not emotionally attached to your home… and that’s a good thing. 

It can be hard watching potential buyers look through your home and point out the flaws.   REALTORS® are skilled in taking negative comments and turning them into suggestions or ideas for the buyer to increase interest and the value of the property.  REALTORS® understand that not everyone has the same taste and can show your home as a neutral third party, highlighting only the most positive features and making recommendations for changes to address the buyers concerns. 

REALTORS® can give you ideas to sell your home more quickly and for more money. 

REALTORS® understand what adds to or takes away from the value of your home and can make suggestions on what you can do to increase the value (and therefore the price) before you even list. 

 REALTORS® want to get you the best price for your property in the least amount of time and with the least amount of negotiations.

 REALTORS® know how to price your home strategically.

REALTORS® help determine your asking price based on very detailed information about similar properties in your area – information to which only REALTORS® have access.  A good REALTOR® will also take the time to talk with you to get an understanding of your urgency to sell and/or financial requirements, and help you price your home accordingly.

 Without a REALTOR®, you must rely on standard templates for handling negotiations and offers without access to professional guidance to be creative in counter offers that appeal to the buyer and help you sell your home for more.

 REALTORS® are comfortable negotiating. 

They do it all the time.  Private sellers unfamiliar with the negotiation process and the necessary paperwork can easily be overwhelmed and intimidated.  A REALTOR® takes care of the negotiation process for you, understanding your requirements and doing everything he or she can to get you the price you want for your home.


REALTORS® are motivated to work hard to sell your home, so you don’t have to be.

Selling a home to move is often noted as one of life’s most stressful events.   A REALTOR®’s goal is to take the stress away from the selling process and let you focus on preparing for the move.  REALTORS® take care of designing the listing, taking the photos, finding the best marketing channels, booking appointments, organizing open houses and completing the paperwork.

 REALTORS® can prepare you for the costs of selling your home.

This means no surprises to you in the process, and allows you to determine how much, if any, you can budge on your asking price. 

REALTORS® are educated.

There are plenty of reasons why most sellers choose to work with REALTORS® to sell their home, and have for hundreds of years.  REALTORS® undergo extensive education, training and testing before they are licensed.  They are also required to attend mandatory education sessions every year in order to maintain their license and use the REALTOR® trademark.

 There are plenty of reasons why buyers and sellers choose to work with REALTORS®.  What’s yours?

 REALTORS® do more than give you a sign for your lawn.  REALTORS® help.

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