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Is it important that your real estate agent live nearby?

One of the factors many sellers consider when deciding on the right real estate agent is whether or not an agent lives nearby. Ultimately, sellers believe that a local realtor can potentially make them more money on the sale of their home, and understandably so. Local realtors have more extensive knowledge of the area, therefore, they can command a higher price for your home. But is this true? 

In certain circumstances, it can help. But does it help to the degree that you will make more money on the sale of your home? Probably not as much as you think. The real estate industry has changed drastically over the years. Everything is automated. It's easier and costs much less money to market and sell homes, which is why Texas Listing Pros charges much less in commission than most realtors. The truth is...the most effective way to sell a home is to take professional photos of the home and list it on the MLS. From there it's posted on the major real estate websites which is where most buyers find their homes. Any realtor that tells you it takes more than that isn't being upfront with you. So, does it matter if your realtor lives nearby? Not to the extent that I would pay more in commission for it. Your house is likely to sell at a specific price no matter who you have for a real estate agent.  

 

What you need from a realtor is someone who will list your home on the MLS, make sure all paperwork is submitted properly and submitted on time (and there's a ton of it), be available to you and keep you in the loop throughout the entire process, and negotiate the best possible price so that you're walking away with the most amount of money possible. In our opinion, this is worth a 1% listing fee and a 2.5% commission to the buyer's agent.  

Make more money on the sale of your home by letting Texas Listing Pros be your Fort Worth real estate agent. We also serve Haslet, Keller, Southlake, Springtown, Weatherford, Decatur, and surrounding areas.

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