Why Do I Need a Real Estate Professional?
a home these days involves more than shaking hands and turning over the keys.
Many buyers bring complications that require professional handling. When you
consider the time involved in selling a home yourself, hiring a real estate
professional may be the best money you will ever spend. They are in the
business of promptly selling homes for the best price, and often times
handling situations that you have probably never encountered, or even thought
Some other benefits to using a Real Estate
Setting the right price- Inaccurate pricing, too high or too low, can turn
away potential buyers or leave you short changed. Real Estate professionals
will have readily available to them current market information in order to
appropriately price the home for sale. They also know which features will
increase or decrease your property’s value, and how much they are worth in
your market place.
Finding a capable buyer
Real Estate professionals screen prospects so your home only gets seen by
those able to buy it, some to the point of being sure that through a
pre-approval process with a lender to be sure that the potential buyer is
financially capable and can afford your price range. Many also maintain a
list of potential buyers, and they will advertise locally and/or on the
internet to find more.
Buyers typically like to bargain, and Real Estate professionals are masters
at making counter offers. Most also go through extensive training, including
a full set of ethics courses, as well as adhering to a strict code of ethics
and conduct. They are trained to also discuss types of ownership, mortgage
details, and other important business matters. When it come to questions of a
legal nature it is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney,
preferably one that is well versed in Real Estate Law and Practice.
Get your house in shape, look at it through a buyers eyes, spruce it up to
make the good points stand out. If big ticket repairs are needed, your Real
Estate Professional can tell you if they are worth the investment. Play up
its curb appeal, keep the yard tidy and well manicured, clean the windows and
the screens, polish the doorknob and knocker, and be sure the doorbell works.
Clean up the attic, basement, and closets, that will highlight the available
storage space, not to mention make your move a lot easier.
Last but not least, bake some chocolate chip cookies when a showing is
scheduled, MMM, what an appealing idea.
Any questions can be directed to Benchmark Title at
618-239-3750. Please feel free to call or email:
Serving you from three convenient locations:
1124 Hartman Lane
Shiloh, IL 62221
Escrow Fax: 618-239-3707
Title Fax: 618-239-3757
Fax Orders: 618-310-1589
President: John Howe
318 North Main St.
Columbia, IL 62236
4215 S. State Rte 159
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Manager: Sara Sowell
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