What does an agent’s experience mean to you when it comes to selling your home?
It can mean the difference of several thousand more dollars in or out of your pocket.
Sometimes the easy part is finding a buyer. The hard part is negotiating the contract details! What do you do when a buyer makes a low offer on your home? What do you do when the repair request comes back higher than the contract amount that was agreed to? Or the buyer wants early occupancy? Last minute demands from the lender? The opportunities for negotiating skills come up at every phase of a real estate transaction.
Having an agent on your side, working for you, who has years and transactions worth of experience will certainly work for you versus going alone into unknown territory. Ask your potential listing agent how they typically handle negotiations. Look for an agent that has the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation. Most of the time experience and understanding wins!