Selling Your Home

There's a lot involved in a successful home sale. Here's the short list: time; knowledge about your local neighborhood; experience with the rules and regulations associated with selling real estate in your local area; marketing expertise; as well as top-notch negotiating skills.


While it may be tempting to skip signing a listing agreement to eliminate a real estate agent’s commission: Don’t do it.  By hiring an experienced REALTOR® as your Listing Agent, you are tapping into the experience and insight you need to sell a house quickly and more efficiently.

After all, a real estate transaction is probably one of the biggest financial projects you will undertake. A professional, full-time REALTOR(R) can save you time, money and lots of headaches. All agreements of sale for real estate must be in writing. Don't sign one without reviewing it with a REALTOR(R) first!


When a home owner hires a Listing Agent, that real estate agent has a fiduciary duty to work exclusively for the seller and act in the best interests. When a seller hires a Listing Agent to sell a house, they sign a written agreement outlining several items:  their working relationship, how the real estate agent will market the home, real estate commission and terms of the home’s listing. 


It’s always wise to interview a few real estate agents to represent you when you are selling a house.  If you own a house in the Greater Pittsburgh real estate market, one of our highly experienced, full-time professionals can help.


At Achieve Realty, our Listing Agents work closely with each home seller, providing them with numerous, time-tested and proven real estate services.  Some of the services Achieve Realty’s Listing Agents provide include:

  • Helping sellers determine the value of their real estate.
  • Advising sellers how to make their real estate more attractive to buyers.
  • Creating attractive web and print marketing materials.
  • Attending open houses and/or showings.
  • Fielding offers made by buyers in the form of the Agreement of Sale.
  • Explaining the financial and legal ramification of the Agreement of Sale to the seller.
  • Helping the seller negotiate the Agreement of Sale in a manner favorable to the seller.
  • Guiding the seller through the contingency period.
  • Attending the closing for any last minute negotiations and verification that the financial figures on the final closing documents are accurate.

These tasks are neither comprehensive nor detailed. However, you should understand that this process is complicated. For help, call an agent from Achieve Realty today!