Sure, it’s true that you can successfully sell your home on your own, but you may find it a long, expensive and stressful process without the help of a Texas REALTOR®. Here are a few reasons why it’s best to use a Texas REALTOR® to sell your home.
To get the best deal
Do you know how much comparable properties in your area recently sold for? What about their average number of days on the market? Well, a Texas REALTOR® will know these stats and much more. He will use his knowledge and resources to help you determine the best listing price based on your home’s features and the current housing market.
To sell your home faster
Selling a home quickly takes more than just putting a sign in the yard and posting it online. A Texas REALTOR® has the resources available to market the property to a large audience and will help you determine the best methods for attracting buyers. This could be accomplished through the multiple listing service (MLS), web and print ads, the REALTOR®’s personal networks and other methods.
To stay out of trouble
There is a lot of paperwork involved in selling your home, such as seller’s disclosures, contracts and amendments. While some forms for real estate transactions are available for public use, a professional can help you reduce your legal risk. Plus, only Texas REALTORS® have access to more than 100 forms covering special situations, which can keep you out of legal trouble when you’re dealing with a real estate transaction. A Texas REALTOR® will not only help you complete the required forms, he knows how to use them to comply with relevant rules and regulations.
To have more success
Studies consistently show that sellers who work with a REALTOR® sell their homes faster, for more money and have fewer hiccups along the way than those who choose to sell by themselves. In fact, HomeGain’s 2012 survey of sellers who used either a REALTOR® or attempted to sell their home themselves found that homeowners who used a REALTOR® were more than twice as likely to be successful than sellers who did not.
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For more information on buying or selling property in Texas, please call Waymond Lightfoot at (210) 386-5201.