Top 5 Reasons Not to Sell Your House Alone In Twin Falls, ID

Who doesn’t love a satisfying DIY project? Many sellers can feel like they’ve watched enough HGTV or seen enough YouTube tutorials to be successful. However, when it comes to selling your house, going it alone may not be your best option. 

Keep reading for my top 5 reasons you should not sell your house alone in Twin Falls, Idaho. Or, check out the video and stick to the end to learn my number one reason!

Why Not To Sell Your House Alone In Twin Falls:

Marketing

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In addition to negotiating on your behalf, writing contracts, managing timelines, and efficiently marketing your property, your real estate agent knows what buyers are looking for and what is currently trending.

A good agent can help you prepare, photograph, promote, and describe your home based on current trends. Their marketing strategies can attract more potential buyers, increasing your chances of selling your home at a higher price.

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Only Agents Can List A Home On MLS

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Buyers are finding their houses online by themselves now more than ever. They utilize sites like Zillow, Realtor, Redfin, etc. Your real estate agent will input your home on the MLS, which will populate to 1,000s of websites worldwide, leading to more exposure than being listed privately. Buyers and their agents will find your home as long as it’s on the MLS.

Most Buyers Will Only Purchase With An Agent

When buying a home, buyers typically don’t pay commissions. As a result, they may not have any vested interest in purchasing a home without an agent. However, if they hire an agent, they will have someone dedicated to protecting their best interests and helping them navigate the legal and logistical aspects of the transaction. On the other hand, if you decide not to hire an agent, you will not have anyone to represent you, even though you will still likely be responsible for paying the commission for the buyer’s agent if you want to complete the sale.

Many People Won't Bother Looking

Have you ever felt awkward when driving up to someone’s home to buy something that they advertised on Facebook Marketplace? Did you feel like you had to buy the item, even if it wasn’t quite what you expected? Most buyers don’t feel comfortable having the seller present during a showing. That’s why buyers typically rely on their agent to act as a gatekeeper to their search. They definitely wouldn’t want the seller to give them a home tour.

Nationally around 8% of sellers try to sell their homes themselves, and even fewer succeed in completing the sale. Because this isn’t common, buyers may be intimidated or offput. They might assume that something is wrong with the house, such as foreclosure or liquidation.

Represented Sellers Make More Money

It’s important to understand that buyers’ perception is their reality. To get a better price for your home, you need to present it in the best possible way to make potential buyers feel comfortable and welcomed in the space.

When you work with a real estate agent, you are likely to reach the highest number of potential buyers, which can lead to competition and greater exposure for your property. This, in turn, can result in a higher sale price. Additionally, by working with an agent, you’ll have someone who is looking out for your best interests and who has experience navigating complex transactions. This can help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure a smooth sales process.

If you are hesitant about working with an agent, don’t be. Be honest with them. I always take the time to understand how my sellers are feeling, what they are afraid of, and their goals for selling their homes.

If you have any questions about what I covered or if you’re considering a move, feel free to message me at any time. I’m always happy to help!

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