This amazing condo in downtown Saint Paul sold in just 14 days with us! Condos can be tricky to sell, but we knew this unit, with its modern look and breathtaking views of the skyline, wouldn’t stay on the market for long. Because who wouldn’t want to wake up, brew some hot Caribou coffee and take in these views as the sun rises?!

The sellers were wonderful to work with and when we met they had mentioned that they had tried to sell on their own without success for about 6 months prior to reaching out to The Craig Group.

Selling on your own has its benefits and in a market like this, can be very attractive to someone looking to sell. But there are also a lot of challenges that come with selling on your own. Here are just a couple examples of why utilizing a realtor can be very beneficial to a buyer:

You need to market your home to the right buyers

  • If buyers can’t easily find your listing, you will have a longer sales cycle and may end up sitting on your property longer than you had hoped. Working with a real estate agent who has the resources to market your home will help ensure that your home is seen by the right buyers. Agents utilize their personal networks to reach out to buyers that they know are actively looking, they target qualified buyers on social media or even connecting with other agents who have qualified buyers and are actively looking for a home like yours.

You need to show your home to the right buyers

  • In marketing your home, it’s best to capture high quality images that show your home in its best light. Since many buyers are researching and looking at homes online, it’s important that your home catches their eye and brings them to call for a showing.
  • You also need to show your home in person to qualified buyers. This can be a challenge for sellers who may have a busy family life or full time jobs. You never know when a buyer will want to come to look at ¬†your home and real estate agents have the time to be able to show your home when it’s most convenient for the buyer.

These are just a few benefits of working with a real estate agent even when the market is hot like it is right now. If you’re interested in either buying or selling your home, please fill out our easy buyer profile or seller profile. We would love to meet you!