Seller Agency Defined
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 $450,000. If you had a $450,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $450,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional StoneCrest Real Estate REALTOR® when you are selling a home.
The value of a StoneCrest Real Estate REALTOR®:
When selling your home, we 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 highest price with the best terms in the least amount of time.
Recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property.
Market your property to other real estate agents and the public. Over half of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than the Listing Firm brings in the buyer.
Your StoneCrest Real Estate 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.
Extensive Marketing Knowledge of when, where and how to advertise your property.
We 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 StoneCrest Real Estate REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
Guide you through 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 StoneCrest Real Estate REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing.