Real estate agents are in the business of helping people sell their homes or become homeowners by buying homes. If you want to sell, you can hire any agent you would like, and the agent you hire will offer the following three services to you to prepare for selling your home.
An Evaluation of Your Home
An agent will want to schedule a visit at your home as an initial way of meeting you and seeing your home. This meeting is not designed to view the cleanliness of your home, but it is instead designed to help the agent offer an evaluation to you of your home.
This evaluation will require the agent to walk through your entire house and around the exterior of the house. The agent does this to gain a better understanding of the house you have and to help you come up with ways that would make the house more appealing and attractive to buyers.
The goal with this evaluation is to offer you tips that will help you sell the house faster and for a higher amount. You are free to follow the tips the agent offers or not, but it is usually beneficial to take this information seriously because agents know what they are doing.
A Comparative Market Analysis
After completing the walkthrough and evaluation of your house, the agent will prepare a report called a comparative market analysis (CMA). This report basically takes your house and compares it to others in your neighborhood, surrounding area, or town. Based on the information from other homes, the report will contain an amount you should consider using for the asking price of your home.
Listing and Marketing of the Home
If you decide to go ahead and hire this agent to sell your house, the agent will move on to the next service he or she provides. This third service is listing and marketing your house. These steps will make the house known to people who are shopping for a home, and these steps will help you find the person who will end up buying your house.
Each of these services is an important part of selling a house, and you can hire an agent to do these. While you will have to pay a commission for the sale of your house, you do not have to come up with any money out of your pocket upfront. You only pay when the deal closes.
For more information, contact a real estate agency.