When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best
possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority
of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the
importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has
changed the purchaser's behavior during the home buying process. For the past
three years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search
according to the National Association of Realtors' most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.
However, the report also revealed that 95% percent of buyers that
used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either
a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder's agent. Only
2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn't know.
Buyers search for a home online, but then depend on an agent to find the
actual home they will buy (53%), to negotiate the terms of the sale & price
(48%), or to help understand the process (60%).
The plethora of information now available has resulted in an increase in the
percentage of buyers that reach out to real estate professionals to "connect
the dots." This is obvious, as the percentage of overall buyers who
used an agent to buy their home has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.
If you are thinking of selling your home, don't
underestimate the role a real estate professional can play in the process.
When you are looking for an agent know how many years they have been selling and transactions made.
The Militello Team has been selling real estate for 40 years and have literally sold hundreds of home. Call The Militello Team today.
The Militello Team
Joseph Militello (978) 815-3877
Kathleen Militello (978) 500-1480
Source: Keeping Current Matters