Do you need to hire an agent to sell your home? Our answer is this: It really depends on your own capabilities and market knowledge.
Generally, when you hire a professional to do a job (an accountant to do your taxes, a landscaper to beautify your yard, a general contractor to build the new addition to your home, etc.) there are two reasons for doing so:
1. You don’t have the time and/or resources to get the job done efficiently, and/or
2. You don’t have the expertise in the field to be able to perform the job as well as a professional.
In other words, the professional is the recognized expert in the field, whatever that field may be. Sure, it’s possible that you may be able to do the job yourself, but the expert who does it everyday for a living is expected to be able to perform the task faster, more cost-effectively, and with a better outcome than someone who does not work in that field every day.
So when you’re debating the issue of whether or not to hire an agent, we recommend asking yourself, do I have the time and do I have the skills necessary to perform the job to reach my desired outcome?
If you need help answering these questions, we can send you our “Seller’s Needs Analysis” which will give you an idea of the tasks and expertise required throughout the home selling process. Then we’ll go over the analysis with you to help you determine what areas you may need professional assistance with.
Unlike most other brokerages, Homeplace Advisors gives you the option of hiring us just for the things that you decide you’d like help with. For instance, we can do a home value analysis to help you determine a good listing price for your Champaign-Urbana home and we can make suggestions on what you can do to improve your home for showings before putting it on the market. Or if you’ve already found a buyer and aren’t sure what to do next, we have a “contract-to-closing” package that might be just right for you.
Whatever your real estate need may be, there’s a good chance we can help. We always offer a no cost, no obligation initial consultation, so simply get in touch with us when you’re ready and we’ll be delighted to help you move forward with your goals.