Use An Agent When Selling Your Houston Home!

When you are ready to sell your home, it might cross your mind to sell For Sale By Owner rather than use an agent. You might think you will save money. But as your Houston real estate team, let us be the first to inform you that on average, homeowners who use an agent sell their home at a higher price than those who try to go it alone.

There are plenty of other reasons to use our team of real estate agents to sell your home as well! Here’s a variety of reasons to get you started:

1. We know the process. As Houston real estate agents, we have knowledge, education and years of experience with the home-selling process in Houston. Therefore, we can answer all of your questions and have extensive discussions on the process and what needs to be done. There are a lot of rules, regulations and paperwork involved. We’ll talk you through all of it!

2. We know how to prepare homes. Your home must be in its best possible condition in order for it to attract homebuyers. We can look at your home from a neutral perspective, without emotional attachments, and know exactly what needs to be done to get it ready to sell! We can advise you on repairs, connect you with contractors and inspectors, and offer you professional suggestions.

3. We know how to list. The days of putting a sign in your yard, or putting an ad in the paper, are over. The majority of buyers buy a home they found on the internet. Uploading phone photos to a few sites isn’t enough either. Buyers expect professional, flawless photos, and your listing should be on numerous listing channels. We will take photos, write compelling copy and make sure your listing is seen!

4. We know how to prepare for showings. First impressions are key, so staging your home to sell is key too! You want your home to appeal to the majority of buyers, which means stripping your home of personal sentiment, cleaning, organizing and more. We can advise you on which of your personal touches are homey enough to keep around, and which need to go.

5. We know how to attract buyers. You can’t sell your home if you aren’t getting buyers through the door. We can host open houses and bring interested buyers by for showings, and we can work around your schedule, to make these events as convenient as possible. We can also sift through buyers to know which are serious, to prevent no-shows and unserious buyers from wasting your time.

6. We know how to negotiate. Our ability to professionally negotiate is a major reason why sellers choose to work with an agent rather than alone. The number of people you have to negotiate with is extensive, including buyers, buyer agents, inspectors and more. We also know what a home like yours should list for and sell for, so we know what price range to negotiate in.

For more reasons on why to work with an agent when selling your home, check out this RISMedia blog post and this KCM Crew blog post.

Have questions? Ready to get started? Contact us, your Houston real estate team! We are here to help!