The Importance of Using a Broker when Selling Your Seattle WA Area Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.

In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s’ behavior during the home buying process. Today, 92% of all buyers use the Internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2013 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.
However, the report also revealed that 96% percent of buyers that used the Internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know. Buyers search for a home online but then depend on the agent to find the actual home they will buy (52%) or to help them handle the paperwork (24%) or understand the process (24%).
It is true that the percentage of buyers that are using the Internet to search for homes and information on the home buying process has increased dramatically over the last decade. But the plethora of information now available has also resulted in an increase in the percentage of buyers that reach out to real estate professionals to “connect the dots”. This is obvious as the percentage of overall buyers who used an agent to buy their home has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.
BOTTOM LINE
If you are thinking of selling your home, don’t underestimate the role a real estate professional can play in the process.
Give us a call, text or email to find out how we can help you market your home for the quickest sale.
-Steve and Sandra

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

 

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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