Oftentimes we come across well meaning home sellers that think no one can be better at selling their homes than themselves. After all, they know everything there is to know about their property. If you are planning to sell your house you might tend to agree with the fact that only you know exactly how much money you’ve invested over the years. You may think that it should give you a clear idea of its real market value, right? Besides, why pay an estate agent when you can put an ad here and there, post a few pictures online and write a description. All you have left to do is wait for the phone to ring. You are bound to find someone who will offer you the exact amount you are asking for and everything will be a piece of cake…you could live happily ever after…
Fairy tales can be quite uplifting but that’s all they are, a fantasy…
Here are 3 reasons why it is not a good idea to go solo when selling your home.
- You don’t know everything.
In fact, nobody does. It is not about how much you know but what and who you know. A professional estate agent knows your market well. At Nor Estates, we look at hundreds of properties similar to yours every year and that means we have a clear idea of market trends and variations. If we combine our experience with your knowledge of your neighbourhood and house, this gives us a more realistic view of the value of your property and how to sell your house for the best price.
- Marketing is a science so it’s better to leave it to the professionals.
It’s all about the package. How you present your property is the key to success. An estate agent will know exactly how to create a product that is likely to attract potential buyers. They will then spend a lot of time and money advertising your home on different platforms and will target specific audiences to maximise response. At Nor Estates, we use intelligent marketing techniques to ensure we get the best possible results.
- Can you sell and most importantly are you a good negotiator?
Even if you can sell and negotiate, it is important to remember that your emotional attachment to the property may sometimes cloud your judgement. All our consultants at Nor Estate are highly trained sales professionals and have a lot of experience negotiating deals for our clients. We will do all the hard work for you and guide you through the whole process. If you want to avoid wasting time, call the professionals. Call Nor Estates.