But there is also a much more practical reason for a seller to work with an agent. As everyone knows, the real estate market has taken quite a hit, and although it is improving, being able to determine the value of a property, and therefore list it at a price that is appropriate for our current, and adjusted, market is of utmost importance. An agent can provide a seller with a Comparative Market Analysis on the value of a home and put an appropriate price tag on a property, as we have easy and up to date access on recent sales across our area. Serious sellers should look for an agent with a strong knowledge of the market who can provide them with data regarding how much their property is worth. We are seeing a solid number of houses being sold and going into contract, but the fact remains that buyers are more savvy that ever and are only bidding on properties that are well priced.
I would be more than happy to speak to your friend about his property, should he be interested. I work forDevlin McNiff, an independently owned agency in East Hampton that is focused on client satisfaction and customer service. We represent properties from Southampton to Montauk, but our area of expertise is East Hampton. I can be reached either on my cell at 917-691-0852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your inquiry,
PS.... if the house is for rent, that's a different answer altogether. He should certainly list it with every agency on the East End (all rental listings are "open listings") and should also check out websites such as homeaway.com and vrbo.com.
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In case you might be interested, there's some FSBO info attached to the link below. Good luck.