Houses are selling fast in Kansas City, so do you need a real estate agent? When you have a professional like Ed Rippee, the answer is always a resounding yes. Ed works with you from start to finish, whether you are buying or selling your home.
There’s a reason nearly 90% of sellers use a listing agent: Selling a home takes time, knowledge of neighborhood trends, and negotiating skills. While eliminating the agent’s commission — 6% of the sale price, on average — sounds mighty tempting, try to resist.
The agent’s chief tasks are to help set the right price and then get buyers in the door. Agents have access to the most up-to-date information about recent sales of comparable homes and competing listings in your neighborhood. The market is shifting every day, especially in Kansas City where homes are selling fast.
Ed lives in Kansas City and knows the ins and outs of all the neighborhoods and areas and will tailor to your needs and wants in a home; because homes are selling fast, he can help you negotiate when you want to buy a home, and make sure you’re getting the best price and home for your money.
When buying a home in Kansas City, Ed works as your buyer’s agent to help you negotiate with the seller. That way you will get the best price and terms with Ed acting on your behalf, making the stress of home buying lessen considerably.
Before skipping a full-service agent, think hard about the time and effort you want to spend, particularly if the process drags on. The average home takes about four months to sell (six in the slowest cities), according to National Association of Realtor statistics. Even though homes are selling fast in Kansas City, Ed will make sure you get what your home is worth. If costs are a concern, you should feel comfortable having a frank up front conversation about how and how much the agent expects to be paid.
You may think it’s easier just to try and sell your home yourself. In order to properly sell your home by yourself in Kansas City, you will need to learn about the laws of your state that govern real estate transfers. These laws will indicate what kinds of paperwork you will need to prepare as well as who will need to sign what. Lastly, some states have mandatory disclosure laws that you will need to follow where you will need to disclose certain physical characteristics of your home.
If you’re ready to sell your home, Ed Rippee is the agent you want to hire. You can even start with reading through the page about selling your home on the page http://www.edrippee.com/home-selling.aspx. Buying or selling your home with Ed Rippee is always the best idea.