Top 3 Reasons Why You should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell your Home

The housing market in Hawaii is — at long last — recovering from the recession. Home prices are bouncing back, and now is a great time to sell your Hawaii house or condo. Doing so on your own, however, is not advisable. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should hire a real estate agent when selling your home:

1. Real Estate Agents Simplify the Home-Selling Process

While you may save money initially by selling your home on your own, the vast majority of home owners do not have the time or expertise to market their property properly. And when emotions and lack of negotiation experience get in the way, you may wind up losing money by accepting an offer that’s too low for your home. Having a professional on your side takes the pressure off and will help you enjoy the process as much as possible.

2. Real Estate Agents Negotiate the Best Price

Realtors are professional negotiators, and local agents like Lailan Bento have the years of experience and community connections necessary to get you the best price for your home. This is one of the most important reasons why you should hire a real estate agent. Your agent will be your advocate, taking the guesswork out of negotiations and getting your property on the radar for home buyers and other real estate agents. When it comes time to close a deal, your agent will do all the hard work for you, and will make sure that your home sells for the right price.

3. Real Estate Agents Deal with all the Details for You

From organizing home inspections to compiling mountains of paperwork, selling a home is a complicated, lengthy process. Keeping on top of it all, on top of your regular schedule, can be extremely stressful, especially when something important inevitably gets forgotten or goes missing. A good local agent will deal with the paperwork for you, saving you a lot of time and hassle. Their expertise in the Hawaii real estate market will also help you navigate the unique process of selling a home on this island. They can answer questions like “What lava zone is this property in?” and, “How do the coqui frogs affect my home’s value?” If your house or condo happens to be a leasehold property, a good local agent will be able to help you navigate the extra-complex process of selling it as well, potentially saving you hours of time figuring it out on your own.

Selling your home on Hawaii is a massive emotional and financial undertaking. Don’t try to go it alone; hire a reputable local real estate agent and get the best possible price with the least amount of stress.

Looking for a local Kailua-Kona realtor? Contact Lailan Bento Realtor, S. today by email or by phone 808-326-9355

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