Seniors real estate listings, through duly licensed real
estate agents are the best way to go if you are selling or
buying property! After making this statement, let’s paint a
real life picture and see why this is the best path to
It’s amazing the variety of free advice you’ll get when you
announce you’re going to sell your house in the open real
Your next door neighbor will tell you to stick up a for sale
sign, and in time a buyer will stumble onto your door step.
The flip side of this sage advice is to throw an ad in the
local shoppers newspaper and your phone will ring off the
The rationale behind all of such counsel is really sincerely
given and altruisitic in nature! Accompanying this advice
are tales of miraculous profits made by legendary senior
sellers who went agentless.
Your neighbor had heard about these Robin Hoods down at the
barber shop. Seniors who actually sold their property this
Don’t scoff at them! Your would be advisors are simply
trying to save you a few percentage points off the sale
price that would go to a real estate agent.
And you know what real estate agents are like, they say with
a wink and a nod. An agent will drag your real estate
listing out until Rip Van Winkle goes back to sleep.
Okay, let’s identify real estate agents!
- They are men and women in good legal standing in the local community. If they had a criminal record of even a minor nature they would never receive an agent’s license.
- They had to attend a legally specified number of hours of real estate training at an accredited real estate school.
- They had to pass a state administered test and investigation to acquire a real estate license. This enables them to practice their profession within the state.
- They had to then work under the administration of a licensed real estate broker.
A very wise man once said that it only takes an hour to
learn how to operate an automobile and get a drivers
license. But it takes a life time of experience to learn
how to drive a car safely and live through it.
A real estate agent, newly minted license in hand, is
authorized to practice the business. But he/she will spend
countless more hours and days studying. They will need hands
on understanding of the intricacies of marketing the
transfer of property within their areas.
First they must grasp the world of real estate marketing.
They will then immerse themselves in the details of legally
transferring the ownership of property under their
There is much more to buying and selling property, than just
being a senior, and putting up a sign or placing an ad in a
A licensed real estate agent will give you the entry into
the wonderful world of the MLS. The Multiple Listing
Service. Your property, once it’s listed on the MLS will be
seen by the eyes of thousands of real estate agents and
A prospective buyer for your listing may already exist and
be represented by another agent. Your agent will be
contacted and a sale may be in the offing. Don’t concern
yourself with tales of taking a long time to make a sale.
Be an informed senior, and understand that your real estate
agent won’t be paid until your property sells and clears
Your agent wants to sell your seniors real estate listing
just as much, and as fast as you do. They will do
everything possible to make the sale happen quickly.
© Raymond Angus
Raymond Angus is a widely read author of articles and books. He writes about fellow seniors and their world. To read more of his writing turn to: http://www.theseniorslife.com
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