Real Estate Agent St. Louis Missouri – Marketing a Home for Sale

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Marketing a home in today's real estate market.

Many clients would state that the primary purpose of a Real Estate Agent in St. Louis Missouri is to market your property. How to best market a home for sale has changed drastically over the last 5 years. According to the 2010 National Association of Realtors, Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, almost 90% of potential buyers use the internet to search for their home. That statistic shows the importance of utilizing technology to ensure the greatest number of potential buyers that fit your homes style, layout and price range see your home. Your real estate agent must invest in the latest technology and strategic technology partners to ensure your home is visible high in the search list of the websites buyers search most.

Correctly pricing your home.

Of course your agent needs to evaluate the market to ensure your home is priced in a range where it will sell based on the surrounding homes. However, there's now more to pricing a home. The old theory is to price your home with nines, $499,000 for example. However, what does that eliminate in today's market? It eliminates potential buyers who have set their internet search criteria to $500,000 to $550,000. Statistically, a buyer who has found a home at the bottom of their price range will negotiate far less than a buyer who has found a home at the top of their price range - so who would you rather sell to?

Contract through closing.

Once you have a signed contract, it does not mean the sale of your house will close. The sale of many homes falls through between contract and closing. Why? Well, there can be many reasons, but the reason your real estate agent won't give you is that the deal fell through because your real estate agent moved on to the next client and did not sufficiently hand hold the transaction to make sure it closed. Just keep this in mind.

If you are ready to sell your home, and you are in the process of selecting a real estate agent and want to understand the home selling process better, stick to government resources and national trade organizations. Any real estate company's website, including this one, is designed to market to potential customers. Follow this link for information on Selling a Home from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Tax issues most real estate agents don't know about.

Real estate agents are not accountants, nor should they advise you on tax matters. That being said a real estate professional should be familiar with all aspects surrounding a real estate transaction. Would you appreciate if your real estate agent raised matters to your attention that could help your CPA save you thousands of dollars at tax time? Most people only have a tax preparer, not a tax planner. Most tax preparers ask a standard set of questions designed to catch any available deductions, but many deductions are often missed. Just as an example, if you paid points in the refinance of your home, you may be missing out on a significant deduction if you sell your home and no one brings to your attention that you may be able to fully deduct the points paid in the refinance. If your real estate agent didn't ask, you may want to look for another agent.

Chesterfield Real Estate Agent Realtor

From offices in St. Louis, Missouri, TdD Premier Real Estate and TdD Attorneys at Law LLC, represent clients in communities throughout the metro area including St. Charles, St. Peters and Chesterfield. Contact attorney Ted Disabato at 314-527-3224 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Chesterfield real estate agent Realtor, today. Our firm offers reasonable fees and payment arrangements to all clients.

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