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Holly M Chiancola
Holly M Chiancola

Holly C & Co. FINE HOMES
Gloucester, MA 01930

978-281-4995
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Why Use a Real Estate Agent® When Selling a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Real Estate AgentS;(NAR) are properly called Real Estate AgentS;. They proudly display the Real Estate Agent ";" trademark on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature.

Real Estate AgentS; are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. Real Estate AgentS; subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same Real Estate Agent; again.

Real estate transactions are one of the biggest financial dealings of most people’s lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $250,000. If you had a $250,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $250,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional Real Estate Agent; when you are selling a home.

If you're still not convinced of the value of a Real Estate Agent;, here are more reasons to use one:

  1. When selling your home, your Real Estate Agent; can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace as well as the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.
  2. Often, your Real Estate Agentcan recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property.
  3. Your Real Estate Agent; markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over half of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. 
    Your Real Estate Agent; acts as the marketing coordinator, distributing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The Real Estate Agent; Code of Ethics requires Real Estate AgentS; to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.
  4. Your Real Estate Agent; will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. NAR studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your Real Estate Agent;, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your Real Estate Agent; will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
  5. Your Real Estate Agent; can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing – and a lot of possible pitfalls. Your Real Estate Agent; can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
  6. Your Real Estate Agent; can help close the sale of your home. Issues may arise between the initial sales agreement and closing (also called settlement or escrow), for example, unexpected repairs might be required to obtain financing or a title problem is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your Real Estate Agent; is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing. 


Holly M Chiancola | 978-281-4995 | Contact Me
18 Wishart Road - Gloucester, MA 01930
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