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  • Mark Pattison

Planning on Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need a Real Estate Professional

With rising home prices and a strong buyer demand, sellers are tempted to try to sell their homes without the help of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and knowledgeable in negotiating and in many cases the seller is not. Sellers need to understand that their negotiation skills will determine if they receive the best deal for their home.

Here is a list of some of the people the seller will need to negotiate with given their choice to do FSBO (For Sale By Owner):

  • The buyer who will try to make the best deal for themselves

  • The buyer's agent who solely focus on the best interest of the buyer

  • Depending on the state, the buyer's attorney

  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer

  • The termite company

  • The buyer's lender if the mortgage requires the sellers participation

  • The appraiser

  • The title company with any CO permits (Certificates of occupancy) and other permits

  • The buyer's buyer with any challenged with the home that your buyer is selling

Over the last 20 years, the percentage of sellers who have hired real estate professionals to sell their home has increased steadily. Let's get together to discuss how the agents at PorchLight can make the home-selling process stress free and exciting.

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