Selling a house requires not only getting a home into the possible shape to attract buyers, it means navigating through a myriad of forms, documents, and disclosure requirements. REALTORS® serve as trusted advisors through the listing and marketing stage through the negotiating and closing process. They offer knowledge about comparable properties in the area and provide informed advice about needed improvements and staging that generates interest from consumers and maximizes sale price.
Buyers competing in a hot real estate market might try to stand out from the crowd by sending a "love letter" to the seller. Real estate professionals can use these best practices to help both buyers and sellers avoid potential fair housing violations that love letters can trigger.
Over the past 5 years, homes bought by LGBTQ buyers were 170 square feet smaller and 15 years older, typically, than those purchased by non-LGBTQ buyers.
Nearly all home buyers and sellers turned to an experienced agent to assist with the transaction.