Google, Siri, Alexa, Cortana…. there are so many ways to get “answers” that people are able to get information on how to do more things on their own than ever before. From “jailbreaking” an iPhone to replacing a water heater element, the DIY spirit is everywhere. If you are wondering why you need a Realtor to sell your home, stop and think about the last time you were lost from a faulty GPS route.
What Does a Realtor Do Anyway?
In case you were wondering, “Just what is my Realtor doing that I can’t?”, you can give Siri a rest because this is a link to over 230 possible actions, research steps, procedures, processes, and review stages that a REALTOR® may provide in a typical, successful residential real estate transaction. (If you managed to read that list without being discouraged, you may need to rethink your career.)
Can’t I just put my home in the newspaper and wait for a buyer to call?
When it comes to selling your home, there are several things that must be taken care of before you even put your home on the market. A real estate agent can guide you in what needs to be fixed and/or updated and how to stage your home for proper listing photos. In fact, if a buyer plans to finance your home with an FHA loan, there is a set of minimum property standards your home must meet! Not all home improvements pay off and some will actually hurt the value of your home.
What’s the most I can ask for my home?
When it comes to pricing a home for sale, you could read a very lengthy article and still not get it right. Pricing variables are numerous and definitely NOT just based on an online Zestimate! You need to know about your home’s Market Value. Market Value is what homes like yours in your area have recently sold for. Unless you live in a condo or modular home community, this can be tricky to calculate. Even 2 homes with the same floor plan can be vastly different based on updates, materials, current condition, and location. Realtors are trained to price homes in their area and work with home pricing variables daily.
Putting a home on the market requires an exhaustive list of information to be researched and recorded. Neglecting to perform these research tasks could cause you to overlook potential minefields that will hit you at closing. Items such as uncleared builder’s liens, property line issues, lack of proper construction permits for home additions… the list goes on. The role of the Realtor in the real estate transaction is crucial to selling your home as quickly as reasonably possible and for the best price.
Call the professionals at Platinum Realty Network for all your Arizona Real Estate Needs. We will put our experience and skills to work making your real estate transactions as smooth and successful as possible. We have offices in the Scottsdale area and Williams. Call us today and let’s talk.
Get to know Pete Baldwin (480) 326-6521