It’s no secret that real estate agents get good valuations for their sales. Even if buyers haggle for lower prices, they typically get to establish a final selling price that’s extremely skewed to their advantage. However, for the typical home owner who simply wishes to sell their home, it’s practically a nightmare.
A lot of homes being sold by regular home owners are usually sold because the owners are moving to a new location. This scenario in itself already puts the seller at a disadvantage. Time is not something that they can afford much of. The more time spent trying to find a good deal for the house, the less likely it is going to be sold at a fair price. Whether out of exasperation or depreciation, prices tend to drop the longer the house is up for sale in the market. One of the most important advice for home owners is to sell your home quickly, but still take other considerations such as market access and fair valuation.
Sadly, regular people have no access to the real estate market that brokerages are privy of. Brokerages have the technology and resources to the international market as well as the means to filter buyers according to preferences and matching appropriate real estate to buyers. Hiring brokerages incur additional costs. This is a logical investment, but all in all, takes away some of the revenue from the sale.
Fortunately for home owners, there are agencies who provide the services of brokerages and real estate lawyers at a reasonable rate. In fact, some agencies provide such services for free. They have the same access to the real estate market, sometimes even having a better reach because they also sell houses that most real estate agents consider too damaged for selling. Naturally, sellers of badly damaged houses should not expect a high appraisal. But at least they’d be able to make some money from their seemingly hopeless asset. Some of these agencies even sell mobile homes, provided that the property it is on is also owned by the seller.
All other legal nuances with creating and closing a contract are also handled by the agency. This provides the seller with peace of mind because they won’t be haunted by the consequences of contract loopholes. One thing to keep in mind however, is that some agencies perform better than others. This is why it’s highly recommended to find such agency long before putting the house for sale on the market.