A house is a special thing. It holds memories, protects your family, and becomes one of your favorite places. You make changes to your home to make it fit your style, needs, and wants. But these changes not only help you enjoy your home more, they can help give your home more value.

As life moves on, you are likely to have to move to a different house—for job purposes, to accommodate your growing family, or because you can afford something bigger and newer. As hard as it may be to say goodbye to your home, sometimes it is necessary.

When these life changes happen, you want someone by your side who will determine the true value of your home, help you find the right buyers for your home, and help you get the best deal. You want an expert’s assistance. You need Renee Burke. I can help you sell your home, making the process easier, and helping you be sure you get the best deal and buyers.

As a premier real estate agent, I can help you sell or buy a home and make the whole process easier. Many people choose to go the ‘“For Sale By Owner” route, but this is not always the best option. Going with a real estate agent can be very beneficial and help you get what your home is worth. If you are on the fence and not sure whether you should use an agent or go FSBO, these are some of the benefits that can help you make this important decision.

Time Saver

If you are in a hurry to sell you home and move, a real estate agent is the right choice. Many times when people move, they have a deadline the need to follow—maybe the got a job in a different city, they are expecting a baby and ran out of room, or you want to move before the summer ends. If you have a deadline or have given yourself one, going FSBO could take a lot longer than you expect and could hurt your chances of meeting that deadline.

A real estate agent, like myself, has the tools necessary to get your home on the market, get buyers interested, and more people coming to see it. The more people who see your home, the more likely it is to sell. When you choose to do FSBO, you will more than likely not have as many showings, which will cause the whole process to take longer.

You will also be able to spend less time attempting to sell your home yourself. You won’t have to worry about making time in your busy schedule to make time for showings. You won’t have to be sure not to miss a call or an email from potential buyers. And you won’t even waste time showing your home to these buyers. A real estate agent can do it all for you!

Online Presence

According to Keeping Current Matters, 92 percent of home buyers search online for current listings. And 43 percent find the home they buy on the internet. This means that is you are relying on a FSBO yard sign and flyers to get your home noticed, it will not work nearly as well as you are hoping.

real estate agents have a great online presence and can have your home getting view from the comfort of a buyer’s home. Unless you have a way to posting your listing online that people will have easy access to, this online aspect may hurt your chances of getting any attention on your home.

This online selling process also involves photos to get your home the traction it needs to sell. This isn’t saying that you can’t take photos of your own home, but good images can really help you home sell. If you images are blurry, show parts of the house that no one cares about and leaves out the parts that they do, or only show images of the outside, you could really ruin your chances of getting people interested in your home.

Real estate agents know how to take the best photographs of your home that will help show your home’s true value. Photos taken the right way can truly highlight the best aspects of your home and help you get more potential buyers.

Home Value

Depending on how much your home is worth, a real estate agent is a must. If your home does not hold a ton of value, going FSBO could be the best option for you. But with higher-valued homes, you want someone to be able to help you get what your home is worth.

Agents can also help give you an edge and get your home off the market quicker. While commission may be higher, you are also more likely to get more for your high-valued home with the use of a real estate agent.

Best Price

Real estate agents are also more likely to help get your the best price for your home. With the use of negotiation, knowledge on the location, and great marketing skills, your real estate agent can help get you what your home is worth. According to UpNest, the majority of homes sold by the owner only average about 87 percent of the sale price as compared to being listed with a real estate agent.

Even though homeowners will be paying their agent commission, an agent could help you get more for you home than if you were to go FSBO.

While these are some of the benefits you will get from any real estate agent, there are many things that I do for the homes I am selling to make sure you get the best value. I will:

  • Complete a market analysis to compare your home’s value to your neighbors.
  • Create a plan detailing how I will go about selling your home, from online presence to local media.
  • Get you home maximum exposure with qualified buyers.
  • Help stage your home and improve curb appeal.
  • Obtain offers and negotiate the best deals.
  • Help you find your next home.

Once I finish selling your current home, I can help you find a home that fits your needs best. I understand the local areas, can answer questions about schools, neighborhoods, and any other questions you may have.

If you are selling your home, you need someone you trust to get you the best deal for your homes value. Renee Burke Real Estate can help. I will work hard to get you home sold quickly and getting you the best price. Contact me today is you are selling or buying a new home. I can help make the process easier for you and your family.