Selling Your Home?
4 Signs It’s Time to Call an Agent

Thinking of selling your home on your own? Online listing sites may lure you into thinking that the process is simple. Take a few photos, buy a “For Sale” sign and wait for buyers, right? But the process is much more complicated than that. If you’re considering selling your home on your own, here are a few sure signs you should call a professional real estate agent.

1. You’re not sure what your home is worth

Calculating the right price for your home is an art and a science. Price your home too high, and it can grow stale, sitting on the market. Price it too low, and you could leave money on the table. Agents have the most current information about how much comparable homes in your neighborhood sold for and how long they were on the market. Agents use their deep knowledge of local and national market factors and the nuances of your particular home to calculate the right price.

2. You’re losing sleep because this sale will be the biggest financial transaction of your life

Rest easier with an agent — research finds you’ll make more money. According to the National Association of Realtors, the typical FSBO (for sale by owner) home sold for $185,000 in 2015, compared to $240,000 for agent-assisted home sales.

3. You can’t decide whether or not to renovate your 1980’s-era chrome and mirrored dining room before listing

Your favorite HGTV host may say buyers love the 80s, but is that what home shoppers in your area are looking for? An agent knows which features and design styles are selling now in your area, the details of competing homes in your neighborhood and the relative value of different renovation projects.

4. You think “staging” refers only to Broadway musicals

An agent knows how to best show off your home’s features. He or she can provide tips for basic de-cluttering and furniture rearranging. Your agent may also have a great referral for a staging pro.

To learn more about the services an agent can offer you, reach out to a RE/MAX NEXT agent.

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Alejandro is so knowledgeable, I am truly thankful he was my realtor. He truly loves what he does and it shows in his work.
I was a bit nervous at first when I started this process and he quickly reassured me within our first meeting by answering all my questions and concerns thoroughly. He was always in communication with me (email/text/phone calls) and it was definitely reassuring to say the least. After our first meeting he gave me advice on what I needed to do to sell quickly. I took his advice.
When I saw my listing I was blown away. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. The second buyer that saw the property put in an offer.
Our house went under contract a few days after we put it on the market at asking price! Alejandro talked and walked me through every step of the closing process. It couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience. 8 weeks later we closed!

I’ve recommended Alejandro to everyone I know. He’s a true professional, genuinely nice, honest and caring guy. I realize it won’t always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better Realtor!

— Zillow
My experience with Danny was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He definitely treats his clients like friends/family and not just any other client. Always willing to answer questions regardless of the time of day and accomodated to our work schedule. He was also very confident that our home would sell fast. Unfortunately the first buyers backed out but Danny promptly put the home back on the market. Within a couple of days we had another offer. In the end we were able to put our home on the market, sell it and purchase a new one in less than 2 months. We are very happy coming home everyday and most importantly seeing our son grow up in a great neighborhood. I highly recommend Danny to anyone who needs assistance in the sale or purchase of a home. Thank you Danny!
— Zillow