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Selling Property
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More seller tips       Seller proceeds form      Seller checklist

Selling a home or other property is not easy,
and it involves laws that many people are
unaware of.
That's why most people use the services
 of a real estate broker.
A good licensed broker is invaluable,
and will help you navigate 
through the transaction


A broker can help you in the following important ways:

Set the correct price. 
This is far more important than many people realize.  If the price is set too high, during the initial frenzy of buyer activity it will be avoided by qualified buyers of homes in the correct range.   Eventually it will then be lowered in price and may end up being purchased for less than true value by bargain-seekers.   A simple rule of thumb operates here:  the longer a home is on the market, the less likely it is to receive a high offer.
                   Even though a broker will receive a commission from the seller, in most cases the seller actually ends up with more in pocket, because the broker makes the sale at a higher price. 

Prepare marketing materials and a plan.

    Realtors have the materials, tools, and knowledge to produce professional and attractive  flyers and brochures, which they distribute to other brokers, buyer prospects as well as a large network of referral companies and
experienced agents..

Screen buyers.

When buyers come a real estate office, a Realtor will spend time with them to find out what they are financially qualified to buy and what their individual needs are.  This can save a lot of time.

Place your home on the internet for all to see.

These days most buyers are very internet savvy, so they look first on the internet and compare prices.   A realtor will take many photos of your property and put them on their website, as well as in the MLS systems they belong to.   Some realtors also create a "visual tour" of your property.

Guide you through the maze of paperwork.

Real estate transactions require more and more paperwork.  In New York State, for instance, sellers are asked to fill out a property disclosure form. By not doing so you could  face a $ 500 penalty at the time of closing.

Give you tips on how to get your home into showing condition.

There are simple things you can do to help sell your home more quickly.   Some of them are common sense, yet many sellers overlook them.   Agents generally know what works best.
 See our tips for sellers page

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