Finding a Myrtle Beach listing agent is a must if you are looking to sell your house. What exactly is a listing agent? Although you might think of a listing agent, or real estate agent, as someone who puts a sign on your front yard and shows potential buyers around, there are many more.
Here are some tips to help you find the right agent for your area.
How to price your home with the help of listing agents
What is the value of your home? It’s not an easy question to answer. Although you can find an estimated value online, it’s not possible to fine-tune the information. That’s where a good agent can help.
The stakes are high. If you price your home too low, you can lose a lot of money. It’s not a pretty picture if you price it too high. Although it might be tempting to hire an agent who promises he can sell your house for a lot, overpricing could cause your home to languish on the market for months or even decades. This could make buyers question your home’s condition and lower your asking price.
A listing agent will assess the sale prices of comparable homes in your area and recommend you accordingly.
How to sell your house using the help of a listing agent
A listing agent should give you a detailed marketing plan that explains how she will sell your property after you have determined an asking price. The following should be included in your marketing plan:
If necessary, recommendations for home improvement or staging. These alterations may be time-consuming and costly, but will increase your chances of selling faster and for a higher asking price.
Hire a photographer to capture your home’s best qualities.
Add your home to the Multiple Listing Service. Home buyers and agents can view your property, and decide if it’s worth their time to visit.
How listing agents negotiate with buyers
The listing agent will present the offer to you once you have received it. They can also advise you if there are any negotiations that need to be made. If you receive an offer that is significantly lower than the asking price, your instinct may be to decline. A listing agent may be able negotiate with buyers to bring the price up to a reasonable level. If the buyers are unwilling to compromise, they might find other ways to sweeten their deal, such as a quicker closing date or waivers of contingencies. These compromises could save you thousands of dollars.
How to choose the right listing agent
Do your research to find the right agent for you. Do not just go with the first agent that you meet. Ask at least one agent to meet you and get to know them.
These are questions you should ask prospective agents:
What number of homes have you sold in this region? How long ago was it?
What price range do most homes sell for?
Are you able to give me advice on the condition of my house and how it could be improved, so that I can sell my house for a higher price?
What’s your marketing strategy?
Do you have any recommendations for photographers, contractors, or moving companies?
Are you a member of the National Association of Realtors(r). (Realtors must adhere to the group’s code ethics.
How often will we touch base?
How much are listing agents paid?
Listing agents do not receive any commission if your home is sold. The typical agent commission for a home that sells is 6%. This is split between the buyer’s agent and the listing agent. Although this may seem high, consider the following: On average, an agent will spend nine hours working behind-the scenes for your benefit, every hour he spends with you. Listing agents work hard to get that commission and sell your home.
If you are ready to list your house, call an agent from Full Potential Real Estate, LLC.
Full Potential Real Estate, LLC Myrtle Beach 29579 843-236-0203 http://fullpotentialrealestate.com/