Selling your Kelowna home? 3 ways working with a Realtor can SAVE you money

If you’re considering selling your Kelowna real estate, did you know that working with a Realtor could actually save you money? Allow us to explain.

At some point on your home selling journey, you’ve likely considered going down the FSBO (for sale by owner) route, perhaps you’re there now.

As real estate agents, we get it. Potentially saving the commission you would pay an agent has its attraction, but we’re here to explain why listing your home with a Kelowna real estate agent can actually save you money. Here’s how...

Expert negotiation

A professional real estate agent is an expert negotiator. When you have one working for you, it is their fiduciary responsibility to put your needs first - and when you’re selling your home, that means getting you the best possible deal. In addition, the more your home sells for, the more commission your Realtor will make, meaning it is a true win-win. Outside of the financial equation, your agent will also help with arranging the closing date and other essential pieces of your deal.

In short, a professional real estate agent is likely going to be able to sell your home for more than you can on your own. If you do go down the FSBO route, sure you may save on the commission, but it’s possible you may lose out on how much you’re actually able to sell your home for.

Saving you time IS saving you money

Most consumers think selling a home is easier than it actually is. In fact, a good agent will likely make it look easy. However, there’s a lot that goes into listing and selling a home. It’s much more than sticking a sign in the yard and posting an ad online. For starters, there’s the paperwork. Oh, the paperwork.

Ultimately, a professional agent will save you time, which in turn will save you money - and consider how much your time is worth to you (we certainly know your time is valuable). At Walker Real Estate, we also have a comprehensive marketing strategy that will help sell your home fast and for top dollar (if you choose to work with us, we’ll explain this in more detail).

The price is right

Your real estate agent will advise you on the best list price for your home, and getting the price right is crucial. If your home is listed for too little, you could be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table… literally. List it for too much and your home may sit and stagnate on the market, becoming less and less attractive with each passing day, also costing you money.

Remember; most buyers will be working with an agent, and an agent will be advising them on what your home should be on the market for - listing too high could eliminate potential buyers from looking at your home. Get the price just right and bingo.

Obviously, we have a dog in this fight, but we truly believe that listing your Kelowna home with a professional real estate agent can save you money. Avoid the headaches of FSBO and work with a Realtor! And if you still need a little convincing, consider this; if real estate agents didn’t provide a valuable service, the profession would have disappeared long ago. Realtors still exist because they provide value.

No matter where you’re at in your home selling process, if you have questions, please contact us. We’re always happy to help and we’re dedicated to providing world-class service.

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