Military families are some of the best at saving money, especially when it comes to military moving. But when attempting to sell your house, there are some things to consider before doing it yourself. Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, there is a reason Realtors® are in business, and they may actually help you save money.
REAL-LIFE QUESTIONS FOR MILITARY MOVING, DIY SELLING, AND FINDING AN ‘A-GRADED’ REALTOR
People always have unique situations when selling a house. While some may be successful without a Realtor® but doesn’t always turn out that way.
Q: IF SOMEONE IS LOOKING TO SELL THEIR HOUSE, DO THEY REALLY NEED A REALTOR®? IF SO, WHY?
A: Yes! The process is complex and can get messy quickly without a professional handling the process. From staging, photographs, marketing, and social media to signs, open houses, lenders, appraisals, etc. you can see how things can get overwhelming quickly. Pricing is another area where a Realtor is extremely valuable. Pricing correctly helps the house to sell quickly and not appear stale. Homes sold without a Realtor® can take much longer to sell and are often sold below market value.
Q: HOW CAN A SELLER STILL HAVE A SAY IN WHAT GOES ON WITH THEIR HOUSE WHEN USING A REALTOR®?
A: The realtor’s focus should always be on the client, and the client always has the final say. Our job as Realtors is to advise and provide professional guidance.
Q: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN A SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE TRIED TO SELL THEIR HOUSE ON THEIR OWN AND THEN REACHED OUT TO YOU AS A REALTOR®? WHAT WAS THEIR BIGGEST TAKEAWAY?
A: Yes, actually. Recently a DIY seller tried it on their own in a very sought-after neighborhood. They were pressed for time as they were closing on another house and thought they would be able to sell on their own quickly. After seven showings they had no offers, so they reached out. REALTOR® helped with staging, offered some things to fix and prepared an aggressive marketing strategy. They had multiple offers, were under contract in 14 days and sold it for $45,000 more than when they were trying to do it on their own.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR REALTOR® knows firsthand the stressors involved with military moving and what it takes to be a trusted REALTOR® and encourages those looking for a Realtor to consider the following things:
Services they provide
Familiarity with local market
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
Call or Email Cristina Alexander for an Investment property analysis and consultation.
NEXTHOME Arctic Sun, Fairbanks, Alaska 907 987-6897
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