Why Use an Agent to Sell Your House?
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three of these goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional.
Technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. For the past three years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.
However, the report revealed that 95% percent of buyers who used the internet when searching for a home, also used a real estate agent or a builder’s agent to handle the purchase. Only 2% bought their home 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 actual home they will buy (53%), or to negotiate the terms of the sale & price (48%), or to help understand the process (60%).
The plethora of information now available has resulted in an increase in the percentage of buyers who reach out to real estate professionals to “connect the dots”. The percentage of buyers who use an agent to buy their home has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.
Real Estate Bottom Line
If you are thinking of selling your home, let’s meet up to discuss the process!