Are you working with a local Essex County agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily!
There are many ways to sell your house and many people choose to work with an agent to help them during that process. Do you plan to work with an agent? If so, here are 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent in Essex County…
4 things you need to expect when selling with Hottel Real Estate
A real estate agent is a professional who performs a service for your benefit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet many people are surprised when they learn that the agent charges a commission for their service. For some people, that’s okay because they want the benefits that an agent provides, but it can be a costly surprise if you’re not prepared. Typically you will get more money for your home when you work with an agent than if you go it alone.
You probably want to sell your house as quickly as possible. An agent wants that too. However, an agent is at the mercy of what buyers want… and agents will work hard to find a buyer for your house but they can’t always guarantee that your house will be sold within a certain time frame. Rushing to market before the house is ready is a big mistake. Remember the old saying ~ you have one chance to make a great first impression? That applies to selling one of your most valuable assets too!
For an agent to find a buyer who wants to buy your house, they have to show it to people. Buyers will obviously want to walk through the house and decide for themselves if it’s the right house for them. Therefore, when you work with HER, you should expect the agent to arrange showings with buyers. Our system is really great here in MA. HRE subscribes to a service that allow buyer agents to request a showing on-line and you either approve, deny or suggest another time if the one they ask for is inconvenient. Please make sure you turn on all the lights and either take Fido with you or secure the other animals in the house!