Most real estate agents believe and will tell you, "you need their services to buy or sell a home." Is their advice fact or fiction? We will help you be the judge.
This simple questionaire is designed to help you determine if you require the services of a real estate professional to help you buy or sell a home.
· 20 Questions to Help You Determine if You Need the Services of A Real Estate Professional To Help You Locate and Purchase Your Next Home
· 25 Questions to Help You Determine if You Need the Services of A Real Estate Professional To Help You Sell Your Home
Ok, here you are visiting our real estate website. You are a potential homebuyer, home seller, or mortgage borrower and you are using the Internet to learn more about real estate and to understand your real estate options. My guess is that you also use the Internet to learn information about other topics of interest. If you are like most Internet users you are the following:
1. A "do it yourselfer" and/or
2. You want to be informed before you make a major decision, and
3. You want a "good" deal, and
4. You want to control the timeline and process.
I am right or wrong? If I am right then you are at the right place. Our goal is to provide you with information and tools so you can make a "confident" real estate decision. We would also like to help you by providing you access to your area's "best", no pressure, Internet savvy, real estate professionals who are willing to work with you according to your timelines and preferences.
You have found this page, and you ask yourself, "what is a real estate web site going to say to me about real estate agents?" "Do I really need the services of a real estate professional?" you ask. You quickly answer: "This is a real estate web site, of course they are going to recommend that I work with a real estate agent."
Surprisingly, the answer to "Do I need the services of a real estate professional?" is not always yes. We will help you identify some circumstances where you may not require the services of a real estate professional. We will not "tell" you if you need the services of a real estate professional. We will simply present information and facts and you can be the judge of whether you require the services of a real estate professional.
If you decide you want to use the services of one of our real estate professionals, Leah Brisdon & Associates can help you. Leah Brisdon specializes in matching home sellers and homebuyers.
Do I Need the Services of a Real Estate Professional?
Buying and selling a home is the largest financial transaction most people make during their life. Answering the following questions will help you judge if you need the services of a real estate professional.
Fact: The number one reason someone sells their home on their own is to save on real estate commissions.
Fact: Most people who shop for homes for sale by owner are doing so to get a bargain price and buy the home below "fair market value."
Fact: If your home is not priced below market value, most for sale by owner buyers will not buy your home.
Fact: The number one reason For Sale By Owner sellers do not sell their home is because it was not priced right, below "fair market value."
Fact: 62% of all homes for sale by owner end up being listed and sold with a real estate professional.
Fact: 87% of all homes are sold by a real estate professional
Fact: 13% of all homes are sold by owner
Fact: 25% of all for sale by owner homes are not sold or removed from the market.
Question: If your goal is to sell your home yourself to save real estate commissions and the buyers goal by buying a home that is for sale by owner is to get the home below "fair market value", who will win? The objectives of each party are diametrically opposed to each other. If you concede was it worth all the work and risk to save little or no money? If you do not concede will your home sell to a buyer looking to purchase a home for sale by owner?
Fact: The best opportunity to get top dollar for your home is to expose it to as many ready and willing homebuyers as possible.
Fact: 82% of real estate sales are a result of a real estate professional's contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family, and personal contacts?
Fact: Real estate professionals have errors and errors of omission insurance to help cover the liability that can accompany buying or selling a home. Do you?
Fact: Even when a mortgage company says a buyer is approved it does not guarantee that the mortgage company will fund the buyer's mortgage for the purchase of your home.
If you have determined you need the services of a real estate professional to help you sell your home call us today (306) 227-8980