Multiple offers, offer negotiation, appraisal issues, inspection issues, loan issues, repairs, timelines and more.  These are just a few of the things you can expect to have to deal with as a home seller.  Selling your home is the single largest financial transaction most people ever deal with.  Choosing the right REALTOR to guide you through this process is key.  It’s not just about getting your listing seen for 5 seconds on television or the number of websites your home will be seen on.   It’s about CLOSING.  The Shocket Team has 14 years experience navigating these challenges for our sellers.  We can help you too.  

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.

In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the percentage of buyers who used the internet in their home search increased to 94%.

However, the report also revealed that 96% of buyers who used the internet when searching for homes purchased their homes through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their homes directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know.

Buyers search for a home online but then depend on an agent to find the home they will buy (50%), to negotiate the terms of the sale (47%) & price (36%), or to help understand the process (61%).

The plethora of information now available has resulted in an increase in the percentage of buyers that reach out to real estate professionals to “connect the dots.” This is obvious, as the percentage of overall buyers who have used agents to buy their homes has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.

Bottom Line

If you are thinking of selling your home, don’t underestimate the role a real estate professional can play in the process.