When the time comes to put your home on the market you may be tempted to seek out real estate agents who offer no-fee or low-fee services.
As it does so often in life, the maxim holds true — you really do get what you pay for!
Agents operating on shoestring budgets can charge lower fees than those who conduct themselves on a more professional basis, but they do this at the expense of their ability to provide a high-quality service.
Let me explain.
What does it really cost to sell my home?
There's more to selling your home than just turning up to run open inspections, which is why opting for a full service real estate agent can be a prudent move.
For example, if you choose an agent who does not have the resources to dedicate to marketing your property or who cannot allow enough time to invest in negotiations on your behalf, any saving you may make on fees is likely to be overshadowed by your failing to attract the best possible price for your home.
It’s not that selling agents offering no fees or low fees aren’t motivated to achieve a good price for your home or aren’t good at their jobs, rather that they operate under a different business model to that of McGrath Real Estate.
We have learnt over many years just what inputs are required to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
We invest sufficient time and money to market our clients’ properties professionally and thoroughly to attract the largest possible group of potential buyers.
Furthermore, your McGrath Real Estate agent is supported by experienced administrative staff to ensure they can concentrate on doing what they do best—selling your property at the right time for the right price.
DIY: How much would that cost to sell my home?
As an alternative to paying real estate agent’s fees, do-it-yourself selling may seem a viable proposition at first; however, closer examination reveals a host of potential problems.
Have you ever tried cutting your own hair or repairing your own, late-model car?
Most of us do not have the skills, equipment and experience necessary to do a good job of these tasks because they involve specialist know how, which is why the prospect of selling such a large asset by yourself can be fraught with danger.
McGrath Real Estate agents are well versed in the stringent regulations governing the sale of property and have experience in overcoming any potential barriers to compliance, which can overwhelm the typical homeowner.
They also have the training and experience necessary to deal with an ever-changing market and the professional objectivity to enable them to handle delicate negotiations.
Sellers who act for themselves can experience a great deal of pressure in dealing with the market and can find it difficult to remain detached during negotiations.
So when the stakes are much higher than styling your hair or repairing a car, it pays to put the sale of your property in the safe hands of the professionals at McGrath Real Estate so you can rely on a smooth process and a successful outcome.