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Top Reasons why Sellers Should Hire a Sales Representative Before Putting Their Homes on the Market
Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:35:00 AM

Top Reasons why Sellers Should Hire a Sales Representative Before Putting Their Homes on the Market

When it comes to selling your home, you want to attract serious buyers. Having a sales representative can help you do just that. He can also help you avoid under-pricing and overpricing your home, which could scare buyers away. Before you put your home on the market, speak to a few sales representatives and choose the individual with the most to offer. Hiring an experienced sales representative could prevent you from missing out on a sale, as well as making costly mistakes. Here are some of the top reasons why every seller should consider hiring a sales representative prior to putting their home on the market.


Help with Paperwork

Top Reasons why Sellers Should Hire a Sales Representative Before Putting Their Homes on the MarketIf you have ever purchased a home, you know that there is a lot of work that goes into finding documents, signing them, and filing the paperwork correctly. The good news is that a sales representative can help with all of the necessary paperwork, ensuring that you don’t miss deadlines, or forget important information. This protects your investment, and reduces the risk of dealing with legal issues in the future. The odds of a sales representative forgetting to check off an important box, missing a required signature area, or making other clerical errors are slim.


Staging the Home

You may have read about making changes to the home that entice buyers and improve your chances of selling the property quickly, but making these changes can be difficult for some homeowners. The biggest issue is knowing what changes to focus on, and which changes you can skip over. A sales representative can help you identify the most important changes that need to be made to your property before placing it on the market. Sales representatives also know how to stage a home perfectly, which could attract serious buyers. Remember that you only have once chance to impress potential buyers, and a perfectly staged home is the best place to start.


Code Expertise

If you want to upgrade your home before putting it on the market, you need to make sure the neighbourhood – or city – will allow those changes. A sales representative is generally experienced in codes, preventing you from making zoning mistakes that cost you a lot of time and money. This includes building fences in your backyard, adding a bedroom to your home, or installing outdoor patios and swimming pools. In some locations, the city will require homeowners to make upgrades to an older property before it can be sold. You want to avoid putting your home on the market before making these changes; failing to do so could lead to fines and other hassles.



If a buyer is working with a sales representative, he will do everything possible to get his client the best deal. You want to have someone on your side that can make sure you also get the best deal. Most sellers have little experience when it comes to negotiating an asking price, which leads to them underselling their homes. A good sales representative will bargain on your behalf, making sure to maximize your profit. Having a sales representative could encourage potential buyers and their representatives to bypass the low offers. When you hire a sales representative, this will let buyers know that they aren’t dealing with an amateur when it pertains to negotiations.

Although it is true that you can research the selling process, make some changes to your home, and come up with your own marketing strategy, hiring a sales representative could make this challenging process less stressful and more successful. You should speak with family and friends about good sales representatives, or do some online research of your own. Regardless of how you find your next sales representative, the objective is to have one before putting your home up for sale!

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