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Do I have to have an agent to sell my home in Texas?

By April 8, 2017February 22nd, 2021Judi's Blog
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Selling your home in Texas can be tough.

From complex legal transactions to lengthy negotiations and tedious scheduling for showings. And oh, the stress of navigating through the complicated and dynamic process of the sale.


For those with extensive real estate and negotiating experience, this may not seem overwhelming. But for others, it may just be too much.


Delegating this daunting task to experienced real estate professionals can add measurable value. Not to mention offering much-needed peace of mind when selling one of your highest value assets.


If you are unsure about what an estate agent does, or how they can add value for you, read on for more information.

1. A Real Estate Agent Will Help You Prepare Your Home For Sale

Getting your home ready for sale can be a daunting process. Do you need new carpet or will cleaning the existing carpet suffice?  Should you pack everything up and what should you leave out?  Do you need to replace the fence, fix the windows with voided seals and/or repaint the kid’s bedrooms?


A professional real estate agent can make sure you don’t spend money needlessly (particularly in a Seller’s market) and that you do the appropriate things to maximize your value to present the best view of your home to the market.


2. A Real Estate Agent Will Help You Price Your House Right

Setting the right price may be the trickiest part of selling your home in Texas. And it can dramatically impact the amount of money you walk away with after the close.  If you over price, you’ll lose potential qualified buyers. And if you set the price too low, you’ll miss more qualified buyers and end up pocketing less cash at close. And that’s not a good thing.


An experienced agent has many tools at their disposal to determine the best market price. These tools, in combination with experience and professional training, can make all the difference. Your agent will work with you to find a listing price that is just right for your home.


For more information on how to price your home, read this.


3. An Agent Will Market Your Property to the Right Buyer 

Even in a hot market, proper marketing to the right buyer is a key factor in how much money you walk away with.


Today, 77% of home buyers find their home through online searches and realtor listings. An experienced real estate agent knows exactly where, when, and how to market your property to attract qualified buyers.


Brochures, ads and open houses are just the beginning –and an expensive piece of the marketing process. Photography, video, and stagers are also a huge component to making your home appealing.


Professional marketing means greater exposure to qualified buyers. And, the more people who see your home, the higher the chances of quickly selling at a higher price.


4. Your Real Estate Agent Will Take Care of the Paperwork Required When Selling Your Home in Texas

Who likes paperwork? Most of us tend to give an emphatic ‘not me’ response to that question. Your experienced real estate is a pro at the tedious and overwhelming paperwork process.


Mishaps in documentation can be costly and lead to unfortunate delays and missed opportunities. Your real estate agent will help mitigate these mishaps through expert documentation management.


5. A Licensed Agent Will Help You Navigate the Complex Real Estate Process

The process of buying or selling a home can be lengthy and confusing. What steps should you take, and in what order? How do you know what third parties get involved and what their responsibilities are?


Each home selling experience is different and can include unique variables. To those without experience, this can be confusing and overwhelming at best. An experienced agent will guide you by keeping you informed and ready for the next step.


Also, read these articles for more information on the Home Selling Process and Mistakes to Avoid When Selling.


6. An Experienced Real Estate Agent Negotiates on Your Behalf 

There are many opportunities to negotiate when selling your home. From negotiating the right offer to closing costs, to move out terms. Having an expert negotiator on your side can help you get more.


Besides being expert negotiators, experienced agents also what and when to negotiate. They’ll make sure you are capitalizing on their expertise and getting a bigger payoff in the end.

If you want to learn more about how a professional real estate agent can help you, give us a call! We would be happy to answer your questions.


About the Judi Wright Team

Judi Wright/The Judi Wright Team is a real estate group specializing in the suburbs of Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas,” by D Magazine ten times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly, Judi is also a Company-Wide Top performer with Ebby Halliday and the #1 Top Small Group for Ebby Halliday Frisco.

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