Selling A Charlottesville Home Is Easy

Selling a home in Charlottesville VASelling a Charlottesville Home is easy, at least that’s what some people say. All you have to do is put a For Sale sign in the yard and 30 days later you’re at the closing table. Yeah, right ūüôā

Let’s look at the choices that sellers have:

Charlottesville For Sale By Owner

I still see some owners trying to sell a home without a Charlottesville Agent. Some people are placing their most¬†valuable¬†asset¬†for sale without a professional. Well, this is usually a¬†disaster. Most people don’t have the time, resources, skills or technical¬†capability¬†to fully advertise a property as a FSBO. ¬†Also, sellers often have unrealistic expectations of the market value of their home.

Most home owners will buy and sell one or two homes in their lifetime. ¬†This doesn’t compare with the¬†experience¬†of a¬†qualified Charlottesville Listing Agent.¬†

Charlottesville Broker

Charlottesville Discount Broker

People are selling a very valuable item, their home, and they want to use a discount service?
The agent will do some of the work, like adding the listing to the MLS and putting a sign in the yard, but you may be the one dealing with setting the price, showings, open houses and even negotiation on any offers. Lets compare this to a different type of service. If you need to go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, would you use a discount service? They might just hand you a tooth brush and floss and tell you to get to work. This may sound silly, but it is similar to the discount broker approach.

Hiring a Qualified Charlottesville Agent

This is the next step, find a qualified Charlottesville Realtor who’s experienced in not just listing homes, but Selling Charlottesville Homes. This isn’t always easy, but worth the effort. One of the best ways to find an agent is using personal referrals, but don’t stop there. Next, check their results,¬†their¬†online presence and their sales process.

Remember, you’re going to be working with this Charlottesville Agent over a period of time. You can set this time frame in your listing agreement, but you’ll

have to have excellent communication between you and your agent. This is critical. So be sure you choose someone you feel comfortable working with.

Selling your Charlottesville Home is an important decision. So using a professional is just good common sense.

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  1. Your comments certainly resonant with me – I agree that the decision to hire a full-service professional to help sell your home should be taken seriously. You are right – one of the best ways to find an agent is to ask friends, family and colleagues for recommendations. Before meeting with an agent, do some research such as checking their online presence.

  2. Peg,
    Unfortunately many people hire a family member. This can open up a can of worms and cause family problems that are sometime hard to deal with for years. It is best to use a professional and not just a agent because they hold a Charlottesville real estate license.

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