Why Use a REALTOR®?
With the Northwoods real estate market being so hot right now, many sellers are thinking of putting their property up as For Sale By Owner. Why use a REALTOR® when you can just sell it on your own? There are some very good reasons to list with a real estate agent that you should consider before you decide to go it alone, and here are just a few:
Why Use a REALTOR? Protection: A small error in paperwork could cost you thousands of dollars or, worse, land you in court. You need someone in your corner who knows the process inside and out. As REALTORS®, we have a wide range of legal obligations and duties to protect clients, like fiduciary duty. In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. Your trust in us is safeguarded with errors and omissions insurance and the support of the local and national real estate boards, of which we are members.
Why Use a REALTOR? Price: We are committed to getting the best sale price for our listings, and we’ve been doing so for a long time. Before we list your property, we perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). In this analysis, we look at similar properties that have sold recently as well as similar properties that are currently listed. Doing this helps us determine a fair market value for the property. Ultimately, the seller decides the listing price, but CMA data is very important when making that determination.
Why Use a REALTOR? Marketing: We use dynamic marketing strategies to present your property to the widest possible network of QUALIFIED BUYERS. You don’t want to get stuck spending months negotiating with a buyer who can’t get financing. Doing so could cause you to miss out on legitimate buyers. When you list with Northwoods Community Realty, we actively promote your property to our vast network of potential buyers via direct email, social media, targeted mailings, and more. Just because your neighbor made an offer doesn’t mean that’s the best offer you’ll get. Why not let us put it out there for you? The first offer might not be the best offer. There’s a good chance we can get you a better financial return than putting it up For Sale By Owner.
Why Use a REALTOR? Reliability: Online services like Zillow have made it easy to browse properties. The problem? They are full of inaccurate and outdated information. Our MLS provides the most accurate, up-to-the-minute data on area listings. When potential buyers view your property on the MLS, they know the information they’re seeing is the best available. But reliability of data is one thing; reliability of your real estate agent is another. When you list with us, you’re getting an agent that lives and works in the Northwoods. Northwoods Community Realty has become an area leader by putting our clients first.
Why Use a REALTOR? Coordination: We take care of everything from showings to closings. We schedule inspections, negotiate contracts, and keep the deal together. Every transaction is unique, and unique problems may arise. Your licensed real estate agent acts on your behalf to get these issues resolved. There is much more to selling real estate than just putting up a sign and calling a title company. We’re here to make sure your transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We coordinate with banks, inspectors, builders, title officers, and the rest on a regular basis, so you don’t have to worry. When you put your home up For Sale By Owner, it all falls on you.
So, Why Use a REALTOR®?
Because we’re working for YOU.
Call today to speak with a Northwoods Real Estate Agent!