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Seller FAQs

The Sold Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has compiled the following frequently asked questions for sellers. If you have any questions about seller services, please contact us using our website, or call 717.757.9487.

Do I really need an Agent? Can't I do it myself?

Most people don't realize everything that is involved. Sellers who market their homes themselves are still bound by the laws in Pa; those laws don't just apply to REALTORS® or PA licensees. Just take a look at the Consumer Notice page. Besides, most people aren't available for showings, and it might not be safe to open your door to just anyone. Listing your home vs. selling it yourself also usually gets you more money for your home. All things considered, I definitely think you do need an agent.

Will the agent tell me what my house is worth?

Pricing the property is something you and your agent decide together, and it's based on careful analysis of your property and the market.

What about the commission?

It is completely negotiable.

Don't agents just stick a sign on the property, put an ad in the newspaper and put the property on the MLS?

Good agents don't do that, and great agents do alot more. Our agents will meet with you and go over their entire marketing plan for your property. It doesn't take long, and it gives you all the information you need to make the right decision.

What if I change my mind, or I am unhappy with the agent?

You can call the broker and discuss your concerns. We'll even put that in writing. After my house is sold, what happens then? Your listing agent and our settlement department will keep in touch with you through the whole transaction. You will always have a contact person, and you will always know what is happening. We'll schedule the settlement, arrange for your deed, and work with the title company to get all your numbers ready for the settlement sheet. We're there all the way.

So your office will take care of everything from start to finish?

Yes, we will, and we'll be available even after the settlement if you have any questions or need any help.

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