What Does a Realtor Do for a Seller?

Real Estate

Hiring a realtor to sell your home can be expensive. Real Estate agents take up to 6% commission on the sale of your home in the Charlotte market. According to the Charlotte Observer, the average home sale price in the Charlotte area was $302,177 in 2018, which means the average commission for those agents was over $15,000.

So what do you get for $15,000?

Research - Your agent knows the market. She has access to private databases of home sale information that include far more than most home websites. She knows exactly what homes in your area are selling for and how long it takes them to sell, even if they never hit the mass market. Your agent can help you list your home at the right price from day one.

Expertise - Your agent knows how to sell a house. This is her full-time job. She sells houses every day and knows what it takes to create a showplace from your home. Your agent knows how to present your home in the best possible way to attract the right buyers. At Lewis and Kirk, we provide Home Staging as part of our home selling services to make sure that your home is ready to show and ready to photograph on day one. 

Marketing - Your agent will spend their own money to market your home on the front end and recoup those costs as part of the sales commission. As part of your listing, your agent will hire a professional home photographer to take outstanding shots of your home that entice potential buyers to see your listing. Marketing also includes Ads in the local paper or magazines, Digital Ads on social media platforms, postcards mailed to prospective buyers. Anything that helps bring buyers to your doorstep is done as part of the marketing strategy for your home.

Negotiation - Your agent will negotiate on your behalf through the sale of your home. If your house generates multiple offers, your agent will negotiate with the potential buyers to ensure you get the best possible price and offer for your home. If you get emotional about the sale of your home or end up with picky buyers, your agent will handle your situation with a level head that won’t cost you additional money or the sale of your home.

Contracts - Your agent will go through your home sale contracts with a keen eye to the details. Your agent knows what to look for in a contract and can easily spot something that is missing or excluded and ensure your buyers correct or improve their end of the contracts.

Inspections - Your agent will be present at your home inspections, appraisals, and any other appointments needed for the sale of your home. If something comes up during these appointments, they can immediately deal with it to ensure your sale gets to the closing table.

If you’ve decided to hire a Real Estate Agent for the sale of your home, Lewis & Kirk can help you! Contact us now. 

Enjoy the Adventure!


Average Price Reference: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article214613730.html