You are interested in putting your house on the market. You know how hot Contra Costa real estate properties are right now. By selling soon, you can potentially make quite a bit of money. Thanks to a hefty downpayment made possible by selling for a profit and historically low interest rates, your next house could very well be your dream home! All of this is very plausible, if you go about selling your home in the correct way.
Is there a right and a wrong way to sell your house? In fact, there is. When you sell your house with the help of an Alameda Counties real estate agent, you’re setting yourself up for success!
You Net More Money When Using an Agent
Far too may home sellers want to do this on their own because of the mistaken idea that using a real estate agent means they lose money. In fact, the opposite is true! A study by Collateral Analytics revealed that sellers don’t actually save anything by forgoing the help of a professional real estate agent. In some cases, the seller may even net less money from the sale! The study found the difference in price between a home listed “For Sale By Owner” and an agent-listed home was an average of 6%. Why is this? Your real estate agent will get more exposure to your home, bringing in more offers.
You Won’t Know if Your Purchaser is Qualified for a Mortgage
Having a buyer who wants to buy your house is the first step, but only the beginning. Making sure they can afford to buy it is just as important. It’s almost impossible to be involved in the mortgage process of your buyer as simply the owner of the house. A real estate professional is trained to ask the appropriate questions and will be aware of the progress being made toward a purchaser’s mortgage commitment. You need someone who is working with lenders every day to guarantee your buyer makes it to the closing table. For those in the Contra Costa area, these professionals are on the Frazzano Tse Team!
Your Real Estate Agent Handles Negotiations
As part of their training, real estate agents are taught how to negotiate every aspect of these transactions. They know how to mediate the emotions felt by buyers looking to make what is probably the largest purchase of their lives. More than likely, these aren’t skills you possess on your own. The buyer wants the best deal possible and you need someone who can make sure the final contract is just as beneficial to you, if not more so!
We would love to hear from you! When you send a message to the Frazzano Tse Team, we’ll get right back in touch. You can do so by calling (925) 890-0285 or emailing Joe@FrazzanoTeam.com. If you want to “win” selling your house, you want our team right there with you every step of the way!