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Selling Your Home? The Importance of Using a Real Estate Professional

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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 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. 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 also revealed that 95% percent of buyers that used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased 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 negotiate the terms of the sale & price (48%) or understand the process (60%).

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 used an agent to buy their home 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.

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4 Responses to “Selling Your Home? The Importance of Using a Real Estate Professional”

  1. Braden Bills February 29, 2016 at 11:18 am # Reply

    I think that it’s very important to hire a real estate agent when you plan on selling your home. It’s pretty important to make sure you get the best price, but the most important thing is actually getting the home sold. The vast majority of people use real estate brokers to find a home to buy. Thanks for the article!

  2. April Cook May 9, 2016 at 1:51 pm # Reply

    I’m thinking of selling my home and was wondering if I really needed to use a real estate agent. After reading this I will definitely go with a professional. I need someone who, like you mentioned, knows the process and can negotiate for me. Thanks for the information!

  3. Nash Rich May 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm # Reply

    I can believe that almost all buyers have been using the internet to do their shopping. I don’t think I would do it the old fashion way. It makes sense to me that a real estate agent mixed in with the internet shopping, would be the most efficient way to go. You can check out a lot of stuff, and have a professional help.

  4. Kyle O'Ren May 25, 2016 at 9:23 am # Reply

    You’re so right that above anything else when you’re selling a home you just want it to get sold regardless of hassle or pricing. I’ve tried selling on my own and it never seemed to work out for me. I think bringing on a real estate professional is always worth the cost because it takes a lot of the weight off of your shoulders.

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