1. An agent may increase your profit
Many people think that if they sell on their own and do not pay a realtor commission, they will make more money. However, statistics show otherwise. According to the National Association of Realtors, selling with an agent yields a higher profit which is enough to cover the commission and then some. One reason for this higher profitability is that a Realtor has the experience and tools to price your home appropriately and market more effectively. Studies support that homes priced correctly when they first hit the market sell faster and at a higher price, than those that are initially overpriced and linger on the market.
2. An agent can save you time
While it may take just moments to upload an internet ad, handling prospective buyers, inspectors and appraisers requires much more time - especially in a market like the Lake of the Ozarks where there are additional issues related to selling lakefront property. From screening out unqualified buyers to helping you prepare your home for inspections, the Jason Whittle All Pro Team will drive the process more efficiently.
3. An agent often makes a better deal
You might be proud of your negotiating skills, but are you really knowledgeable enough about real estate to put one of the biggest deals of your life together? Since most buyers use a buyers' agent, you will be dealing with a professional negotiator. When you list your house with the All Pro Team, you not only get our marketing power and connections, you get a professional negotiator advocating for you during the initial offer, the counter offer and the post-offer period, which includes inspections and requests for concessions.
4. An agent can lower your risk
The potential for making mistakes (with potential legal ramifications) among the reams of paperwork involved in a home sale is huge. Our agents have extensive experience with real estate transactions. With an intimate knowledge of the Lake of the Ozarks market and the power of RE/MAX expertise and training, our team is Locally Known and Globally Connected, and we are better able to address potential issues and reduce your risk.
If you are thinking of selling your home, contact the Jason Whittle All Pro Team, which consists of buyers’ specialists, listing specialists, listing and closing coordinators, marketing & social media specialist, and professional photographers/videographers.
For more advice on preparing and selling your home, visit the RE/MAX blog.