Why Does My Real Estate Agent Cost Me Nothing?
LOUISVILLE – Summer is right around the corner in Louisville and with the buying season heating up you may be thinking about selling your home yourself or hiring a Real Estate Agent to sell your home for you.
One of the biggest reasons why some people don’t choose Realtor’s to sell their homes is because they are not knowledgeable about how listing agents really get paid and they think a Realtor will cost more money than they really do.
In today’s post we will break down how Realtor’s get paid and how they really help you.
How Realtor’s get paid
Listing agents get paid from the sale of the homes that they sell.
An agent will typically receive about 3 percent commission on the sale of a home and the reality is that if the home they are selling doesn’t sell the Realtor ® will not get paid anything for their efforts so it’s Realtor’s best interest to provide their client with the best service possible.
Where Realtor’s save You Time and Money
Two of the biggest reasons to hire a Realtor ® is that they will save you the time of having to do all of the day-to-day tasks of selling your home yourself, and they will also save you money as well since your agent will competitively sell your home for the most money possible.
Simple Ways to Help Your Realtor Sell Your Home
Some of the best things you can do to help your Realtor sell your home include the following:
- Do a property clean up – Mow & trim your front and back yard, remove debris on your property and eliminate any downed tree limbs or branches on your property which may still be on the ground since the winter.
- Eliminate clutter – Remove clutter from the inside and outside of your property.
- Paint your home if it’s needed – A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to help improve the overall look of your home and make it cleaner for potential home buyers.
- Clean the windows on your home – Having clean windows is one of the most important things you can do to help prepare your home for sale since clean windows let in more natural light and will help buyers to feel that your home is thoroughly clean as well.
For more tips on why it’s important to work with a Realtor ®, or to view the latest homes for sale, contact Family Realty, LLC today by calling us at (502) 458-4100.