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The caliber of your North Carolina realtor will make or break your home-selling process. PERIOD.
Same Fee.. Different Results
All realtors will cost the same in fees, but they provide an enormous difference in value, resulting in thousands of dollars into your pocket.
In the US, there are 2 million active real estate licensees, 106,548 real estate brokerage firms, and 20% of realtors have had their license for a year or less. So, while the commission is the same, it’s blatantly obvious that the results are not.In the US, there are 2 million active real estate licensees, 106,548 real estate brokerage firms, and 20% of realtors have had their license for a year or less. So, while the commission is the same, it’s blatantly obvious that the results are not.
Let's start with how it works
There are two agents involved in most transactions—a buying agent and a selling agent. The commission is a flat 6% fee which is paid by you, the seller. When the home is sold, that fee is split between your real estate agent and whatever agent is representing the buyer.
The agent ONLY gets paid if the home is sold. This is a good thing as (1) there’s no monetary risk signing a listing agreement and (2) this means that the agent is motivated to ensure the home will be sold, otherwise their time is wasted. If you work with an agent who’s working multiple jobs, there’s a chance they won’t feel the necessity to do everything possible to generate a deal that you find acceptable.
The standard listing agreement lasts 6 months. At the end of this period, if your real estate agent doesn’t generate an acceptable deal, then you can re-engage with a agent.
What does a real estate agent do?
legalities and process of selling a home (which, of course, is hopefully true). We believe this is woefully understating the value of a great
real estate agents but for starters, let’s just begin with that question: what can I expect from a real estate agent?
The Residential Property Disclosure Act, codified as North Carolina G.S. 47E, states that you must provide a disclosure of details known about the property. If these are done incorrectly, it can result in a lawsuit MONTHS after your home is sold. Thankfully, whether or not you’re getting an inspection prior to listing your home, you’re agent will ensure this is taken care of.
Nextly, there are certain things you may not even know about your property which your agent will help you attain. For example, you must disclose separately whether the property comes with mineral, oil, or gas rights (see North Carolina Gen. Stat. § 47E-4.1)
In addition, if your house was built before 1978, you must comply with federal Title X disclosures regarding lead-based paint and hazards. See the lead disclosure section of the EPA’s website for details.
However, it’s not simply about knowing what to expect the home to sell for. It’s also about producing a listing price that generates the largest amount of offers. It’s always better to have a bidding war than a single offer and the price of the home will directly correlate with the amount of buyers who come to view the home.
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization): drives free traffic to high performing websites
- SEM (Search Engine Marketing): direct paid ads (like paid-per-click)
- Social media ads
- Direct mail campaigns
- Share their listings with dozens of local real estate agents
A real estate agent's REAL job
the home. Further than convenience or some know-how, a trusted and knowledgeable agent will provide expert advise, strategies, and
proper marketing to maximize the price of your home. Let’s break down
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Do not just choose any real estate agent. The agent you choose will be the difference of thousands of dollars in the sale price of your home. Give us a call or fill out our Contact Form if you’d like to be connected with our favorite agents in the area.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
below for a walkthrough to understand the risks and whether or not that makes financial sense for you. Spoiler Alert: we highly
recommend getting a real estate agent.
Ready to take the next step?
Overall, we believe it’s a no brainer: if you would like to list your home traditionally, the best way make the most amount of profit, is to get an excellent real estate agent. It’s 100% doable to list your own property, but definitely consider the lost profit/time before deciding to circumvent a realtor.
Reach out to us if you’d like us to put you in touch with the agents we highly recommend.
Regardless, let’s walk through the time and money involved in selling your home to decide if that’s the right move for you.
We'll break down how to get the highest price for your Charlotte, NC house
Not suprising but many homeowners are shocked at the statistics. Here, we'll walk you through the process, soup to nuts.