Here are some reasons why hiring a professional real estate agent is beneficial:
A real estate agent has the knowledge and experience and they exercise their skills daily. As the popular saying goes, “when you hire people who are smarter than you, it proves you are the smart one.” It also applies to selling property: you need to the right person to work for you.
A knowledgeable agent will inform you and your buyers why 2 seemingly similar homes ended up selling for a considerable difference. It may have been that one had building issues or the zoning deemed part of the land unusable. It may be that the home's building specifications are better than required or that the chandelier is real crystal. There are many and varied reasons and most negative reasons are not publicised.
A professional agent will also be a marketeer. This is essential to a successful sale as you need to make your property stand out from your competition in the most positive way possible so as to attract the most amount of buyers who will compete for your property. No competition = low sales price! After all, why would a buyer pay you more if they are the only one interested in your home?
Your agent acts as a buffer against people you don’t have to deal with and will qualify all enquiries identifying genuine buyers.
Many people believe that agents are the pivotal authority of prices for buyers and sellers. This is false. Agents help both parties make the right decision. An agent can only have 2-3% interest but the clients have the control and are the decision makers on price.
Real estate agents are at the 'cold front' and up to date with market conditions, which are normally not accessible to ordinary people.
Real estate agents have connections across various industries, like legal, locksmiths and tradespeople which will be useful throughout the process, especially if you are out of area. Agents deal with many sellers and can steer you to the right direction of efficient, reputable and capable services.
And lastly, professional agents are experts at negotiating on your behalf. They are emotionally detached from any contract and can fully leverage their negotiating skills.
Annette Pinkerton is highly skilled, experienced and trained to promote and market your property, negotiate with your buyers and deliver the best results possible for you.
Annette is the Newcastle Real Estate Agent known as "the agent who enables you to turn the key to where you want to be!" Call her directly on 0418447856 to discuss the sale of your property and ask her for phone numbers of sellers who have used her services.