Lisa  Benavides

Lisa Benavides

Associate Broker / REALTOR®

License #: DRE #01175193

REALTY EXPERTS®

Mobile:
510-409-9696
Office:
510-226-2444 ext. 2439
Email Me
Lisa  Benavides

Lisa Benavides

Associate Broker / REALTOR®

License #: DRE #01175193

REALTY EXPERTS®

Mobile:
510-409-9696
Office:
510-226-2444 ext. 2439
Email Me

SELLERS: Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to MLS and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 


 

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510-409-9696

  

510-226-2444

  

With over 25+ years of experience in the Real Estate Industry and nearly 1,000 successful transactions, I pride myself on following the National Association of REALTORS (N.A.R) Code of Ethics. When clients come to me, I know I am providing them with excellent service. I value being there every step of the way throughout a real estate transaction. I can effectively communicate my clients' wants and needs, and have a network of connections at my clients' disposal. I think it is very important to stay up-to-date in this ever-changing market, which is why I frequently attend seminars and community meetings to stay current. I have a lot of knowledge and am truly interested in houses and architecture and furthermore, I love my job!

For more information please visit:
lisabenavides.com



License #: DRE #01175193

Specialty: Mobile Home Sales Probate Sales Listing & Purchasing First Time Home Buyers Investment Properties

Area Covered: Providing Real Estate Services in the Bay Area and surrounding areas.

Languages Spoken: English