The Upper Cumberland Association of REALTORS® (UCAR) is an organization of real estate professionals whose objectives are to be a leader in creating a positive community image and to be recognized as the primary information source.
To ensure a positive voice of real estate in the Upper Cumberland while promoting and protecting real estate ownership, providing education and training, embracing new technology and being active in the community.
A Word From Our President Darren Wilson...
Welcome to the Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors Website. It's my honor and pleasure to serve as the 2022 President of our local association. Since our beginning in 1974 with just a small number of local members, now in 2022 we serve a 9 county region in the Upper Cumberland with a membership of over 500 active primary members and 65+ affilliate members as well.
Tip of the Month
Why For-Sale-by-Owner Sales Sometimes Fail
Homeowners obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salespersons for their properties.
Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers’ market and they think they can sell easily without help. Others try the FSBO route because they want to maximize their profits and avoid paying a commission to a Realtor.
However, statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket.
Why to Sell With a Realtor
Choosing to sell with a professional rather than on your own makes sense for a variety of reasons:
Most buyers today work with a buyers’ agent to represent their interests. If you choose to sell your home on your own, you’ll be negotiating with a professional and relying on your own skill to finalize a contract. Not only could you end up selling your home for less money, you could leave yourself open to potential legal problems unless you have the contract vetted by an experienced real estate attorney.
FSBO transactions can be successful, of course, but 90 percent of homeowners prefer to work with a professional rather than risk an unsatisfactory home selling experience.
Reach for the stars and make 2022 the best year ever. If I can ever be of any assistance to you, please let me know.
Darren Wilson, Broker GRI, ABR, AHWD
President UCAR 2022
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