The selling process is an emotional one. Fortunately, you’ll have an agent by your side from list to closing to help you take things one step at a time. A real estate agent’s expertise ranges far and wide, but as you prepare to sell your home, it helps to know that you can trust your agent to get the timing of the sale right. Let’s explore some of the ways that your agent will help you make the decision to sell your home.
Should I sell my house?
We’ve all heard the adage “location, location, location” as it applies to buying a home, but it also factors into selling a home. Your location will determine your local market conditions, which, in turn, will form your approach to selling your home. Real estate agents have their finger on the pulse of market trends and property values, which gives them in-depth insight into the housing environment around you. They’ll use their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to perform a thorough Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to make sure you get the best price while factoring in your local market conditions.
Economic changes also play a role in the timing of your home sale. Mortgage rates, inflation, etc. are often in flux, and these changes can affect how buyers are approaching the market. Your agent will be able to offer insight into how the current economic conditions are influencing the housing market. For more information on this intersection between the economy and the housing market, plus up-to-date analyses of local market conditions in your area, visit the Market News section of our blog.
Best Time to Sell Your Home
Another tool in a listing agent’s toolkit is their knowledge of seasonality. Seasonal fluctuations in the housing market can influence your selling strategy, and your agent knows how these changes throughout the year affect your local housing market. For example, buying activity may dip locally in the winter. In this case, you could spend the winter getting your home ready to sell by spring by investing in high ROI home renovations and landscaping projects to improve curb appeal.
Real Estate Agent Networking
Your agent’s ability to access and analyze information will be a huge help in determining when to hit the market, but their relationships are equally important in getting your home sold to the right buyer. Real estate agents have strong connections to all the important people in the home selling process. Their network will help to facilitate the sale of your home once you’ve decided it’s the right time to sell. It takes a village to cross the finish line, and your real estate agent will help you connect with all the role players it will take to get there.
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