6 Reasons to Hire a Realtor to Sell Your Home
When it’s time to transition to a new home, most sellers have two things in common: the desire to sell their home as quickly as possible, and the drive to receive top dollar for the sale. Most people don’t know how to sell their own home but are convinced it should be a simple process that should easily yield a great price. However, selling a home is complex and can be overwhelming, especially if you try to do it yourself.
It’s best to hire a real estate agent because “for sale by owner” homes are not listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and therefore, other agents are not able to bring your home to their clients’ attention. Additionally, buyers are often more comfortable touring your home with a third party rather than you—since they feel inhibited about discussing possible concerns with your home when you are there.
At McGraw REALTORS®, we understand how overwhelming it is to try to sell your home, and as the largest local real estate company in northeast Oklahoma, we have helped more than 30,000 people sell their home successfully. Here’s how it works:
Schedule a free consultation.
We help you optimize your property to sell.
We market your home.
We help you negotiate the closing.
Our team of experienced real estate professionals guides you through the home selling process. We work closely with you, keeping you informed and in control.
There is no need to be overwhelmed anymore. Our McGraw REALTORS® agents draw from nearly 80 years of experience in the Tulsa housing market. They have up-to-date knowledge of market conditions and keep your best interest at heart! Here are some great reasons to hire a REALTOR® when you are ready to sell your home:
1. Pre-listing services
Before even listing a home, REALTORS® prepare your home for the best sales results by researching current properties, sales activity, and public records databases. Professional REALTORS® can also verify ownership and deed type as well as County Public Property records. They assess curb appeal, look at local public schools, and create a customized listing presentation to draw the attention of potential buyers. They prepare a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), which is an examination of the prices at which similar properties in the same area recently sold. The CMA helps sellers determine a price to list when selling their home.
2. Property sale services
When it comes to property sales, REALTORS® make your life easy by starting the process of reviewing your property’s title, giving you tips on how to show the house, and obtaining mortgage loan information. They review your homeowner's association’s fee schedule, help you determine the best selling price for your home, and suggest what you can do to get your home in top selling condition. REALTORS® talk with you to review progress periodically and advise you of changes in the market climate.
3. Marketing services
Marketing your home to potential buyers is a critical service real estate professionals offer. REALTORS® first discuss with you the overall plan to sell your home. They then advertise your property’s listing by importing your home’s profile sheet into the MLS database and take photos for the MLS. They create flyers and coordinate regular showings for your home. They constantly analyze the current housing market conditions and deliver CMA (comparative market analysis) results to you.
REALTORS® screen calls from buyers or other real estate agents and schedule your home’s showings. They install a lockbox on your door and a for sale sign in your yard. They compare MLS listings and analyze feedback from potential buyers. And real estate agents keep you posted on all these details as they accomplish them on your behalf.
The comprehensive marketing services offered by McGraw REALTORS® include taking your home’s professional photos, creating a McGraw branded virtual tour for online exposure, and initiating social media advertising. We feature your home on McGrawREALTORS.com, where thousands of unique visitors per month shop for their new home. And we utilize the Tulsa World Real Estate Platform, where over 400,000 unique visitors per month view homes.
4. Offers and contract services
REALTORS® often receive multiple offers to purchase a home. At McGraw REALTORS® our agents present you with all offers and, with your input, help you negotiate the best price for your home. They mediate counteroffers and obtain a pre-qualification letter from the buyer. They deliver the seller’s disclosure and copies of the contract. At this point, your home sale is nearly finished, and you will find yourself breathing a sigh of relief as the REALTOR® you hired takes care of all the details for you.
5. Inspection and appraisal services
Professional REALTORS® can schedule home inspections, review the inspector’s findings with you, and verify home inspection clauses. They can assist in scheduling a re-inspection to confirm your home repairs are completed.
6. Preparation for closing services
When it is time for a formal closing, REALTORS® coordinate the details of the closing and work closely with your title company to verify title insurance commitment, ensure title issues are cleared and check closing figures and documentation. As you can see, hiring a REALTOR® to sell your home is well worth it.
Avoid losing money on your home’s sale, bypass the frustrating process of selling your home on your own, and prevent your home from being on the market too long by hiring a professional REALTOR®. McGraw REALTORS® makes the sale of your home easy on you and well worth the investment. We stand ready to assist you in the home selling process. You’ll find our service, expertise, and customer satisfaction outstanding. Call us today at (918) 592-6000 and schedule a free consultation.