Need to sell your home? See how a realtor in Springfield, MO can help you here.
There are many questions you can ask to qualify a realtor in Springfield, MO when it comes time to sell your home. Here the expert agents at Southwest Missouri Realty will highlight three that should be on every home seller’s list.
Which neighborhoods do you cover primarily?
You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying that real estate is local. If you’re selling a home in South Beach Miami, you want a realtor who lives and works in South Beach, Miami. Likewise, if you’re selling a home in Springfield, MO, you want a realtor in Springfield, MO.
Never underestimate the value that a local realtor brings when it comes to buying and/or selling your home. Sure, you can find a lot of pertinent information online, e.g., best school, crime stats and home resale values. But even almighty Google is no match for the realtor who has Sunday dinner with the bus driver who'll be picking up and dropping off your kid from school every day, or the competitive baseball team where the local Shriner's Club picks up the cost of uniforms for all the kids. Real estate is about community … and so is life. You want a realtor in Springfield, MO who understands that.
How much do you think my house will sell for in this market?
An agent's answer to this question will give you some insight into how knowledgeable they are about the current market. Your realtor should be able to quantify his or her response by citing comps (the prices of similar homes in your area), pointing out what you can do to better your chance of getting your asking price, and expounding on any other factors that may affect your home's price (e.g., a new factory is coming to town).
Additionally, according to the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the typical home sold was on the market for 4 weeks. Sellers also sold their homes for 98 percent of the listing price, and 43 percent reduced the asking price at least once.
What is your advertising and marketing plan for my house?
Although some 90 percent of buyers start their search online, your realtor's marketing plan should include a mix of online and offline strategies. Some key things you'll want to hear about in a marketing proposal ask about are: open houses (broker and general public), staging, photos, yard signs, lock box, brochures, newspaper and magazine advertising, etc.
It’s simple – real estate listings don't sell themselves. They have to be actively marketed to attract buyers. Like any product, this takes a defined, strategic marketing plan. By having a realtor in Springfield, MO assist you – perhaps a realtor at Southwest Missouri Realty? – you’ll be well on your way to getting your home sold. And quick.
Continue to browse our website for more information on what a realtor in Springfield, MO can do for you, or take a look at some of our great real estate listings. Have a question? Give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to help you in any way we can!