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How to Get Your Home Sold for Top Dollar

Smart homebuyers have always looked for good deals on homes they know will increase in value. But after the housing market meltdown several years ago, today's buyers are even more determined to find a bargain, and they're careful about which homes they choose to spend their hard-earned money on.

To catch the attention of these savvy prospective buyers, you need to price your home attractively and play up the features that today's buyer will find most valuable.

You could guess at how to do that yourself, but most likely, you'll end up wasting time and money while your home sits on the market. However, an experienced real estate agent can help you get your strategy right the first time, saving you valuable time and getting your home sold at a much better price. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors shows that homes sold through a real estate agent averaged $230,000 while the average seller without a real estate agent sold their home for just $184,000.

Avoid Bad Agents

Don't trust your largest asset to a rookie agent who doesn't have experience dealing with buyers in today's housing market. You need an agent who has been in the business for years and has a proven record of selling homes.

Find expert agents to help you sell your home.

Also, stay away from agents who cut their commission to get your business. These agents rarely cut the amount of money they put in their pockets. Often they're cutting the services that are essential to marketing and selling your home for top dollar.

What Makes a Great Agent?

Finding an expert agent in today's market isn't hard if you know what to look for. Interview at least three agents and pick the one who:

  1. Treats you professionally.
  2. Makes you feel comfortable and is willing to answer all your questions.
  3. Uses the Multiple Listing Service, a system real estate agents use to help advertise your home to thousands of people.
  4. Has at least four years experience as a full-time real estate agent.
  5. Consistently sells at least 35 homes a year.

The Easiest Way to Find a Great Agent

If you already know of an agent who has those qualifications, great! Go with that agent! But, if you don't already know one, consider using one of Dave's Endorsed Local Providers (ELPs).

Dave's ELPs are some of the best real estate agents in your city. They know how to sell homes for top dollar in your specific market. In fact, our ELPs have sold 87% more houses this year compared to last year—because they're true experts and know how to sell!

It's time to get your home sold! Talk to one of Dave's real estate ELPs today!

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We know agents near you who can give you peace throughout the process.
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