Selling a Charlottesville Home is easy, at least that’s what some people say. All you have to do is put a For Sale sign in the yard and 30 days later you’re at the closing table. Yeah, right 🙂
Let’s look at the choices that sellers have:
Charlottesville For Sale By Owner
I still see some owners trying to sell a home without a Charlottesville Agent. Some people are placing their most valuable asset for sale without a professional. Well, this is usually a disaster. Most people don’t have the time, resources, skills or technical capability to fully advertise a property as a FSBO. Also, sellers often have unrealistic expectations of the market value of their home.
Most home owners will buy and sell one or two homes in their lifetime. This doesn’t compare with the experience of a qualified Charlottesville Listing Agent.
Charlottesville Discount Broker
People are selling a very valuable item, their home, and they want to use a discount service?
The agent will do some of the work, like adding the listing to the MLS and putting a sign in the yard, but you may be the one dealing with setting the price, showings, open houses and even negotiation on any offers. Lets compare this to a different type of service. If you need to go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, would you use a discount service? They might just hand you a tooth brush and floss and tell you to get to work. This may sound silly, but it is similar to the discount broker approach.
Hiring a Qualified Charlottesville Agent
This is the next step, find a qualified Charlottesville Realtor who’s experienced in not just listing homes, but Selling Charlottesville Homes. This isn’t always easy, but worth the effort. One of the best ways to find an agent is using personal referrals, but don’t stop there. Next, check their results, their online presence and their sales process.
Remember, you’re going to be working with this Charlottesville Agent over a period of time. You can set this time frame in your listing agreement, but you’ll
have to have excellent communication between you and your agent. This is critical. So be sure you choose someone you feel comfortable working with.
Selling your Charlottesville Home is an important decision. So using a professional is just good common sense.