Buying or selling a residential property can come with many tasks that need to be dealt with along the way. Ensuring that everything is done correctly is the job of the residential real estate agent you are working with, but a good agent will include you in the process and make sure things are going as planned.
If you are selling some residential property, you need to have your residential real estate agent list the property for you and include it in places like the local MLS (multiple listing service) services so other real estate agents can find it and bring potential buyers to view the property.
The MLS service is not accessible by the public, so to get the property listed there, the real estate agent needs to put it in the system. In some cases, the property listing may already be in the system, but if you are relisting it or changing the details in the listing, your agent will need to take care of it.
Promoting the Property
It is essential to work with residential real estate services that have the resources to promote the sale of your property. Open houses, virtual tours, and listing on many different property websites are critical. Often, the agent will bring in professionals to stage, photograph, and create video from the home that can entice buyers to come and look at the house.
If your agent is not doing these things to help sell your property, you might need to consider finding one that will. Statistically, more potential buyers will look at properties online before going to the property, so it is vital that your house is there and has enticing pictures and a virtual tour that leave the potential buyer wanting to see more of the home.
If you are looking for property to buy, the residential real estate services are just as crucial because agents working for your real estate service have access to listing all around your area. If they don't have access to a property, the agent can make the contacts needed to get access to a property for you.
While you could directly contact the selling agent, it is better to have someone who knows the ins and out of the residential real estate system and can help you find a property and then fight to get it for you at a great price and on your terms. Sometimes that may mean looking at several properties until you find the perfect one for you, but your agent will keep searching until they find you the right property.
To learn more, reach out to a resource like Kay Rogan: RE/MAX Realty Associates.