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Should I Use a Realtor Agent or Try to Sell My Home Myself?

Should I Use a Realtor or Try to Sell My Home MyselfYou can try to sell your home without using a Realtor. Many variables lead to an immediate sale or a home sitting on the market for years. Before putting a “for sale by owner” sign out, the agents at Century 21 Indian River Realty are here to make sure you know the benefits of using a Brevard County, FL Realtor.

Here are Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Listing Your Home

Where is it Located?

Where is your home located? If it’s in a busy downtown area, chances are you have more visibility from passing cars and populated sidewalks. If it’s located in a remote area where this is less traffic, it requires more marketing and advertising.

Tip: A Realtor has lists of what potential buyers are looking for that you may not have access to. Some buyers wait years for the perfect property to come on the market.

How Quickly Do You Need to Sell?

Are you moving out of state for a new job in a month? Is it imperative to sell your home before you finalize the purchase on a house in the new location? Prioritize updates and have a realistic idea of everything that you need to check off the list.

Tip: A Realtor will give you tips for getting your home ready to sell based on what buyers expect in the current market.

Are You Working with Potential Buyers Who Are New to the Area?

Here’s a guide on what it’s like to live in Melbourne, Florida for potential residents. It’s a fun list to read whether you have lived here for years or are a new resident yourself. It may give you advertising ideas.

Tip: A Realtor knows who is actively looking for homes in Melbourne and bring the right people to your home to maximize the chance of a great purchase offer.

Do You Understand the Selling Process?

There is so much paperwork involved in each home sale. Missing documentation delays a closing and leaves everyone frustrated.

Tip: A Realtor knows the township ordinances and whether a water test is required, as well as the expected wait time for such tests.

At Century 21 Indian River our Realtors understand the importance of timely and thorough home sales. We work hard to find the perfect home for each of our clients throughout the Brevard County, FL area. Contact us today to learn more about listing your home with us.


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