It's not likely that you can afford to gamble with your largest asset, namely the sale of your home. But you may be surprised to learn that some people are willing to take that chance.
Selling a home without the help of a REALTOR® is not as easy as it may appear to the uninitiated. Ask yourself the following questions. Do I know the home's true market value or replacement value? Am I aware of the legal ins and outs? Can I arrange suitable financing? Can I qualify a potential purchaser? Can I negotiate a successful close? Can I write an enforceable contract?
Since today's complex market demands expertise and resources not available to the average consumer, there are many compelling reasons why you should enlist the professional services of a REALTOR®. Consider the following:
- Chances are your REALTOR® can get you a higher price for your property than if you tried to sell it yourself.
- Statistics prove you will sell your home a lot faster when you use the services of a REALTOR®.
- When you work with a member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, you are really working with thousands of REALTORS® who can advise all of their prospective customers and clients about your home through the Board's Multiple Listing Service®.
- Your REALTOR® can open doors to thousands of properties in the Fraser Valley alone through MLS® and provide you with an up-to-the-minute computerized list of homes specifically suited to your needs.
- Your REALTOR® knows your neighbourhood and assesses market conditions and property values on a daily basis.
- Your REALTOR® has been educated on the complex laws and regulations in real estate and is trained to put together a legally binding contract.
- Negotiating price is an art. Your REALTOR® will negotiate objectively in order to get the best possible price for your home.
- REALTORS® are on call and available seven days a week to show your home.
- REALTORS® have the skills and resources to market your home effectively.
- Your REALTOR® is aware of the many options available for financing the sale, and has the latest information on mortgages.
If you are serious about selling your home, then you should consider using the experts. REALTORS® are real estate marketing specialists. Let them deliver the professional service you deserve.
*from Fraser Valley Real Estate Board