Making the Most of Your Real Estate Agent's Expertise

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Making the Most of Your Real Estate Agent's Expertise

Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but there is a lot that has to be considered if you want to make sure that your investment is a solid one. For example, while it isn’t required, it is a good idea to have your real estate agent hire an independent inspector to have prospective homes personally inspected for safety and condition before making an offer. Learning how your real estate agent can best help you before actually hiring an agent will ensure that the person you work with has the experience and ideas needed to get the results that you want. On this website, you can expect to find out how to find a great real estate agent and how you can best tap into the talents.

Selling Your Home? How To Encourage Offers To Come In

When selling your home, one of your goals will be to accept an offer as quickly as possible. Each month your home sits on the market without a buyer is another month that you need to pay for all the expenses associated with the house. Here are some tips that will encourage a buyer to make an offer on your home.

Advertise Everywhere

Advertising is one area where it really helps to have a real estate agent on your side. You'll want to quickly get the word out that your home is for sale. This means doing more than listing the home on the MLS, so it appears in searches, but to place ads in places where potential home buyers are looking. Many agents now use social media to target specific people in your area that are looking for homes, which can be an effective way to find your potential buyer

Have The Home Ready To Show

Don't make the mistake of assuming it will take awhile for people to show interest, so it is not worth having your home prepared to show. Assume that you are going to have an interested party on the first day, and do all the necessary upgrades and repairs by the time it is listed on the market.


You're going to be moving soon, which makes for a good excuse to start decluttering. Getting rid of extra stuff in your home will make it feel bigger. You'll no longer have a storage problem in the eyes of a buyer, making your home look more appealing to them. Consider taking extra stuff out of the home and putting it into a storage unit if that's what it takes. On your moving day, have your movers stop at the unit to pick up all the stuff you've been hiding.

Improve Curb Appeal

It's true that the first impression you make can be a lasting impression. Take some time to improve your home's curb appeal. Work on the landscaping, do some painting, and plant some flowers outside of your home. It will make a big difference when a buyer walks up to your home and sees that it has been cared for.

Be Available For Showings

Your agent may be letting you know on short notice that buyers want to schedule a viewing of your home. Be accommodating and ready for these viewings by getting out of your home. Buyers often schedule a tour of several homes in one day, and making your home not part of that tour of homes means that they'll likely not come back.

For more information on finding single-family homes for sale, contact your local realtor.