Are You Selling a Home?
If you’re looking to sell real estate in Wisconsin, you would be better off if you look for a Realtor to help you list your property and sell it in the market. The state has several real estate trade associations and one of them is the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA).
The WRA is a 14,000-strong member association which not only has real estate agents but also professionals that are often involved in the sale of real estate property namely: appraisers, inspectors, attorneys, loan officers, and legislators. Due to this association your agent can refer you to reliable,trustworthy service providers in the state.
This will make it easier for you to compare and contrast different agents’ services. Since the WRA also represents approximately three million people in the state, you can be sure that the WRA can protect its members interests through legislation.
Also consider this fact, home owners in the state who enlist the aid of a Realtor are able to sell their homes at a 32% premium over the FSBO (for sale by owner) method.
More often than not FSBO transactions are typically smaller because houses are sold by the buyers who are unskilled in real estate transactions and do not know how to fetch a higher price.
Also, Realtors in Wisconsin have current market data and know the landscape of both the sellers and buyers. More often than not they have a good sense of market timing, they know when you should sell or if you could fetch for a higher price later on.
This is very important in the urban suburbs around Milwaukee and Madison where home values and neighborhood conditions can change drastically in just a few blocks. Most for sale by owner seller have no idea of this price fluctuation and often times get the sale price very very wrong.
This is something that does not happen with a state licensed agent because the faster and the higher your Realtor is able to sell your property, the higher his or her commission is. Both of you win.
Knowing the values and fluctuations of the states large metro areas is also very important when you are going to buy a new home.
You can use your same real estate professional to help you find anew home. Often times you can negotiate a lower fee for the sale of your home if you use the same agent to assist you with the purchase of a new home.
Furthermore, you can be sure that your Realtor is not just an average Joe who can broker the sale of houses. In the state of Wisconsin, Realtors have very strict education and training requirements and are monitored for ethics and integrity