Selling Your Home? Experience is Key.
When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible price for their home with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed a buyer’s behavior during the home buying process. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2018 Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends Report, the first step that “42% of recent buyers took in the home buying process was to look online at properties for sale.”
However, the report also revealed that 94% of buyers who used the internet when searching for homes ultimately purchased their homes through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% of buyers purchased their homes directly from a seller whom they didn’t know.
Buyers search for a home online but then depend on an agent to find the home they will buy (52%), to negotiate the terms of the sale (47%) & price (38%), or to help understand the process (60%).
The plethora of information now available has resulted in an increase in the percentage of buyers who reach out to real estate professionals to “connect the dots” also. This is clear, as the percentage of overall buyers who have used agents to buy their homes has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.
The level of local real estate market knowledge and experience makes all the difference. Your local real estate expert may not be your friend, a friend’s friend, etc. who just “got in the business.” Home sellers deserve the most expertise, an ally, for their investment. We are proud of our award-winning service and very high percentage of repeat clients and referrals. Click here to see what some clients are saying.
If you are thinking of selling your home, working with an experienced real estate professional is imperative. Call us today. (708) 529-JUDY.
We specialize in Suburban Chicago – as third generation area natives – we know the local market. Thinking of moving outside of Illinois? With our great network, we have connected clients with professional, knowledgeable Agents throughout the United States: California, Nevada, Michigan and Wisconsin to name a few. Being in Real Estate as long as we have, we have that necessary network: local expertise, national connections.