Benefits of hiring a listing agent to sell your home

It is no secret that many sellers try to sell their own home through FSBO websites, or even Zillow.  Many sellers believe there are not enough reasons to use an agent and pay commission, but the benefits below should convince you to use NextHome Music City

Strategic Planning– As a local Realtor, I will review market conditions, set a listing timeline and determine the list price of your home.

Marketing– I will submit your listing to the National Listings Distribution which will showcase your home on over 100 home buying websites including Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com just to name a few.  Your house will also be submitted to the local Multiple Listings Service (MLS) for other agents to view your home.  Facebook offers private groups especially for Realtors to announce upcoming homes hitting the market, so with the power of Social Media, I can alert other agents that your house is  “Coming soon”  You will also get professional photographs and professional signage in your front yard.Sign

Offers– I will provide you all offers and walk you through the process of accepting an offer.  We will review buyer qualifications, consider offer terms,  and read over contingencies and addendums to help you accept the best offer.

Paperwork– Everyone knows there is a lot of paperwork that goes into buying or selling a home and I am here to help you through that process.  From the contract, to disclosures to disclaimers, I can help you navigate all the necessary paperwork that is needed and required by the State of Tennessee.

Digital– Each one of my homes come with our Mobile Connect.  Your yard sign will come with instructions for potential buyers to receive up to the date information on your listing including price, photos and other listing information right to their mobile phone while in front of your property!

 

And last but not least, personalized service.  I have been in the Real Estate and Hospitality industry for over 17 years and have received numerous accolades and awards for my dedication to my customers and clients.  I am licensed in both Florida and Tennessee so I have extensive knowledge of the Real Estate Market.

 

Call me at 615-624-1436, email me at Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com

Tiffany Orsino

NextHome Music City

615-624-1436

Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com

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Why you need a Real Estate Agent

Why do you need a Real Estate Agent??

 

When looking to buy a home, you should expect competence, efficiency, and ethics from your agent. According to All America’s Real Estate Book by Carolyn Janik and Ruth Rejnis, good agents take the time to qualify buyers and show properties in their price range. They plan showing routes carefully and have pre-inspected most properties. They have a thorough knowledge of financing options, are up on the latest housing trends, and share data on the local housing market and home sales with prospective buyers. Adhering to a strict code of ethics, good agents avoid high-pressure sales tactics, refrain from showing properties that do not fit your needs or goals, and alert you to problems about the condition of the property. And they show respect for other agents and real estate firms by not talking down about them.

 

Finding a Real Estate AgentWesthaven

 

Begin the search for a real estate agent by asking for recommendations from someone that you know. Friends, relatives, co-workers, or neighbors who have recently purchased a home can give you a firsthand account and attest to the agent’s professional abilities. Sometimes an agent you contact will refer you to another one who works more closely with buyers and sellers in your neighborhood. Once you have a list of names, interview at least three agents and ask questions about their community knowledge, professional experience, and commitment – some agents work full time, others only work at nights and on the weekends.

 

The Role of a Buyer’s Agent in Home Buying

 

A buyer’s agent represents the buyer exclusively. Thus, he works to protect your interests in the transaction and helps to negotiate the best purchase price and terms.

 

magnifyingUsing an Agent to Purchase a Newly Built Home

 

Agents can be used to purchase a newly built home, and in fact, some builders pay agents to find prospective buyers. But you also can use a buyer’s agent to help negotiate the price and upgrades on a new home. An agent can be particularly valuable directing you to newly built developments that match your needs, as well as helping you select reputable builders who are financially sound and respond promptly to buyers’ concerns. Builders normally require an agent to be present on your first visit to the site. This is a sensible procedure that allows the agent to be paid a commission should you decide to buy. Otherwise, if you find a development on your own, make a first visit without the agent, and later make a purchase, the builder may refuse to pay the commission – even if an agent became involved in the process at some point.

 

While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an agent. The agent brings value to the entire process: he or she is available to analyze data, answer questions, share their professional expertise, and handle all the paperwork and legwork that is involved in the real estate transaction.

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