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Why Use a REALTOR® When Selling a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” trademark on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature.

REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions are one of the biggest financial dealings of most people’s lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $250,000. If you had a $250,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $250,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional REALTOR® when you are selling a home.

If you’re still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are more reasons to use one to sell your Dallas – Ft. Worth real estate:

  1. When selling your home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace as well as the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.
  2. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property.
  3. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over half of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer.
    Your REALTOR® acts as the marketing coordinator, distributing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.
  4. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. NAR studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
  5. Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing – and a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
  6. Your REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Issues may arise between the initial sales agreement and closing (also called settlement or escrow), for example, unexpected repairs might be required to obtain financing or a title problem is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing.

What People Are Saying

  • Kelly knows her stuff. She was great to work with and provided any answers I needed, and addressed any concerns I had. The sell of my home went smoothly, thanks to her efforts and knowledge.

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    Karrie kreamer
    9/27/2017

    Listen, here's the deal......we are now in our 5th house in the 8 years we have lived in DFW and Team Nelson has handled the buying and/or selling of all of them. I don't know a better endorsement than using someone over and over and over and over and over. Bill's team is super-responsive and...

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    utxrwilson3
    7/24/2018

    The Nelson Team made our most recent move a pleasure by securing a full asking price offer on the home we were selling within a few days, helping us preview a number of potential new residences in a short time period, connecting us with a lender who moved at an incredible rate of speed, and effectively negotiating with the seller to deliver an excellent value on the home we purchased.

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    Greg Smith
    12/11/2018
  • Tara helped us sell our home and navigate the purchase of a new build in Aubrey. She was very knowledgeable and helpful at every step of the way. She helped me feel confident and supported during an overwhelming process.

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    cassie clough
    8/17/2018

    Excellent team! Not one complaint - home sold within 2 weeks. There team specializes in each part of the sale process - from initial consult, to offer from buyer, to closing negotiations - you will have an expert to handle each aspect.

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    kyla thomas5
    6/20/2018

    We purchased our first home with the help of Lindsay at Your Home Free. We looked at over 40 houses, put in multiple bids and after a month finally went under contract on a home. Lindsay was patient with us and understand especially with all the questions we had. If she didn't immediately have...

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    9/12/2017
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