Real estate agents play an important role in the home selling process. For example, in 2021, 92% of homes sold in the U.S. used an agent to get the job done. But what exactly is an agent’s role, and what do they do for you?
What is a Real Estate Agent?
Real estate agents are professionals certified to oversee real estate transactions between sellers and buyers. Agents who represent sellers are called listing agents. Sometimes real estate agents are referred to as REALTORS®. Real estate agents and REALTORS® perform the same general functions, but REALTORS® are agents who are also members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). As of October 2021, there were 1.56 million members of NAR.
How will a Mel Foster Co. agent help me sell my home?
Mel Foster Co. agents are liaisons between sellers and potential buyers. Some key benefits of working with an agent are:
- Assists with and manages all the required paperwork, saving you time
- Prepares a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) to determine the listing price
- Provides expert recommendations regarding local real estate availability
- Negotiates on your behalf during offers and counteroffers
- Supports the seller through the closing process
How does my Mel Foster Co. agent market my home for sale?
Your agent will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to get the word out about your property. They also suggest inspections that enhance the home’s marketability. Over 93% of people looking for houses begin their search on the internet, and Mel Foster Co.’s website receives over one million page views each month. In addition, your listing will be shared on multiple social media platforms to attract the most potential buyers.
Find a Mel Foster Co. agent to help begin the selling process.
REALTOR® means member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.