What Is a Listing Agent?

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What Is a Listing Agent?

Posted by HomeHunt on April 1, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Listing Agents

What Is a Listing Agent? 

Listing agents are very important to the house selling process. These agents help sellers price, stage, market, and show their home to prospective buyers. A listing agent will also negotiate offers to ensure that you are getting the most money for your property.

5 things a listing agent should provide the seller:

1. Price the home correctly.

The price will be based on a detailed market analysis based on similar homes in your local area. Your listing agent will also factor in the condition of your home, lot size, and specific upgrades.

2. Market your home to buyers.

Your listing agent will discuss their strategy for selling your home that aligns with your goals. Their marketing strategy should include a comprehensive advertising plan for connecting with potential homebuyers and advice on how to properly stage your home for showings.

3. Negotiate the best price.

Listing agents will manage all negotiations and paperwork to ensure that the home selling process goes smoothly from start to finish.

4. Attend the home inspection on behalf of the seller.

A home inspection is an examination of the condition of a home before the home is officially purchased. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has proper training and certifications to perform the task.

5. Finalize all paperwork and loose ends before the closing.

Your listing agent is your number one resource for all aspects of the home selling process. They will finalize all paperwork and make sure everything is in order before the official closing date.

Steps to Working With a Listing Agent

  • List your home
  • Customize a marketing plan
  • Price your home
  • Prepare your home for the market and for showings
  • Negotiate a purchase price
  • Home inspection
  • Home closing
  • Move out

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