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Why You Need A Listing Agent

by Steve Warren, Realtor® 11/05/2018

If you’re ready to sell your home, you may wonder if you can do it all on your own or if you need an agent to help you. If you understand what a listing agent can help you to do, you’ll better understand their value. 


Listing Agents Help You To Price Your Home


Pricing your home for sale is one of the most challenging parts of selling. Your listing agent can help you to take some of the pressure off. They will do the market research and help you come to that sweet spot for the price. How much your home goes on the market for matters because if the home is priced too high or too low, it can cause buyer interest to dwindle. If the home isn’t priced right, it can leave buyers wondering if there’s something wrong with the property or if a better deal will be available on the home at a later date. The price of a home is all part of the marketing strategy. 


Advertising Your Home Listing 


Realtors will be responsible for advertising your home listing. Your home for sale will be available across multiple listing services, giving your home the best chance of being seen by the right buyers.    


Coordinating Open Houses And Showings


Hiring a listing agent can save you a lot of time. Your agent will coordinate your open house and advertise it. Their phone will also be the phone that’s ringing when people want to schedule showings for the house. The agent will coordinate convenient times with you but they will handle the overall scheduling and contact with buyers. 


Questions To Ask A Prospective Listing Agent


  • How many homes have you sold in this area?
  • What price range property do you have the most experience with?
  • How long has it typically taken for a home to be sold?
  • What could be improved in my home to help it sell?
  • What is the marketing plan?
  • Who is the team that works with you?
  • Will you be taking photos or can we hire a professional?
  • Will we be using video marketing?


All of these questions can help you to understand whether you’re hiring the right listing agent for the job of selling your home. Listing agents work hard to earn that commission from the sale of your home. They want nothing more than satisfied clients. Your listing agent will also appreciate your recommendation for a job well done. Know that while you can sell your home on your own, there are many benefits to hiring a listing agent.      


About the Author

Author
Steve Warren, Realtor®

Ethical: I am a client-focused, highly ethical real estate professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the housing industry. I will work hard to understand your needs and exceed your expectations. I will tell you the truth and operate in your best interest. I have the resources to find answers to most any question you may have concerning your transaction. Because of this, you can be confident that the information you receive from me will be honest and well researched. 

Professional Marketer: I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and am a professional marketing consultant with 20 years of experience marketing homes to retail buyers. I will use my marketing talents and experience to help educate you on the industry’s best practices concerning the staging, displaying and presentation of your home in the most attractive and marketable manner. This will help you sell your home more quickly and for more money. 

Internet and Social Media Expert: Current studies report that 94% of all home searches start on the internet. I have a high degree of expertise in internet and social media marketing in addition to conventional marketing practices. As part of my consultation, you will receive the same quality marketing that I charge up to $200 per hour to provide to my professional consulting clients. I will use the best and most effective marketing methods to generate buyers’ interest in your home. This will allow your home to be seen by more qualified buyers leading to a faster, more satisfying sale. 

Business AND Real Estate Professional: I founded and managed several successful businesses including both internet and brick and mortar retail sales operations. I will apply my resourcefulness, experience, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit to the sale of your home and/or to assist you in your search for a new home. You receive the benefit of not only a Real Estate professional, but a business professional. 

St. Louis Area Specialist As an active, longtime St. Louis area resident, I am enthusiastic and knowledgeable about area cities, neighborhoods, entertainment and attractions. I believe that the St. Louis area is a great place to live, work and raise a family. 

Associations: I am a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors, Missouri Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Mid America Regional Information Systems (Maris) MLS. 

What I do outside of Real Estate: I enjoy music, theater, dining out, craft beer and wine. I enjoy home improvements and gardening (to a point - I am not a professional remodeler). I am a model railroader and railfan. I am a car enthusiast, especially German cars, but I have an appreciation for all automobiles. I also participate and give back as a trustee for my subdivision association, a member of the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), Audi Club NA (ACNA), Specialty Equipment Marketers Association (SEMA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). I am a life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. I currently serve as President of the St. Louis Chapter Porsche Club of America. I am a certified PCA high-performance driving instructor, driver and car owner in ChampCar, 24 Hours of LeMons and NASA sanctioned race series and an organizer and advanced teen driving instructor at Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving clinics. Activities in which I am involved have raised significant funds for Shriner's Hospital - St. Louis (EAS) and Ride On St. Louis in addition to training about 150 teens a year as safer drivers. For more information about me, my activities or the clubs and organizations listed above or, of course, to buy or sell a home or invest in real estate, please Contact Me.