Real Estate TipsUncategorized July 2, 2024

What do Real Estate Agents Do?

What do real estate agents do?

Everyone knows the answer to that question, right?  They take a few photos with their cell phone, write a few sentences describing your home and put a sign in your yard.  Then they charge you 6% or more.  You could do that yourself and put your home for sale on Zillow!  Sadly, that is what some real estate agents do!

What do I do that you can’t easily do for yourself?

First of all, I view your home and give you advice on how to present your home in the best light.  I see things you don’t, and I know what most buyers are looking for.  If you need some projects completed before putting your home on the market, I can help you find reliable contractors.  I can even connect to contractors who will wait to be paid until after your home sells!  I can help stage your home.  Next, I used a professional photographer to make your home look as appealing as possible to online buyers because we all know this is where everyone starts their home shopping.

Next, I gather key information about your home.  I want to be sure to make potential buyers aware of key features, updates and everything that makes your home special.  This information along with the professional photos will be entered in an easy to follow and view format online.  Your home will be shown on all the popular websites, such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Homes.com, Trulia, etc.  Since I pay for extra services, your home will be featured and automatically advertised on Homes.com and Realtor.com.  On Zillow, when you list your home for sale, the dreaded Zillow Estimate shows up.  It is wrong more than it is right, however many buyers believe it.  When I list your home, the Zillow Estimate disappears!

Your home will be Marketed by a Professional Marketing Team

I pay for a professional marking team to create ads for your home.  Let’s face it, we can’t be experts at everything.  We can be smart enough to hire people who are.  Your home will be shown in ads on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google!  These are ads will be targeted to likely buyers all around the country.  Analytics predict where the buyers for your home are likely to come from.  Professionally created mailers will be sent out.  And of course, I will put a professional looking sign in your yard 🙂 .

I will be your point man

I will handle everything from scheduling contractors, to staging, estate sales, open houses, scheduling showings, giving negotiating advice, sharing the latest sales contract information, latest insurance information, everything you need to know about mortgage assumptions, moving company recommendations, how to handle open permits, and so much more.  I will work from start to finish.

You must charge a small fortune!

You will be pleasantly surprised to find that I charge significantly less than what you would expect.  Don’t believe me, give me a call!

So, what do real estate agents do?  Not what I do!