The Benefits of Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your Home

When it’s time to sell your home, you have two options: you can sell it yourself or you can hire a realtor to sell your home for you. While it may be tempting to try and sell it yourself and save the commission, the benefits of using a qualified realtor, such as Lawrence, Kansas real estate agent Cheri Drake, are far more valuable than what you would save.

Selling a home is a complex and time-consuming process. Home owners trying to sell their home by themselves, without the appropriate knowledge and experience, can make mistakes that can cost them, both in the time their home stays on the market and in selling price. According to the National Association of REALTORS ®, the median home price for sellers using a licensed realtor is 16 percent higher than a home sold directly by the owner.

From left to right - Anna Wright, Licensed Markeing Assistant; Frances Faircloth, Licensed Transaction Coordinator; Cheri Drake, Associate Broker, GRI & CRS.

Cheri Drake Can Provide You With The Following Benefits:

  • A consistent top-producing real estate agent in Lawrence with over 28 years of experience, Cheri has accumulated extensive knowledge of the Lawrence real estate market and surrounding areas.
  • An affiliate with numerous builders and investors including Mallard Homes and Highland Construction, these connections add to Cheri’s resources to better serve you.
  • A member of both the Lawrence multiple listing service and the Heartland (Kansas City) multiple listing service, increasing her reach to potential out of town buyers and agents to show your home.
  • A marketing specialist, Cheri analyzes the market daily which enables her to provide feedback to homeowners in regards to competing properties and the latest market trends. Her research takes into account pricing, condition and location of similar properties in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
  • A professional in the field, Cheri is skilled in the negotiation process, writing legally binding contracts and evaluating proposals. She stays up-to-date on relevant state and federal laws and regulations effecting the real estate industry.

The Cheri Drake Team Is Here For You:

    The Cheri Drake Team is founded on the success Cheri has had for the past 28+ years. Cheri designed the Cheri Drake Team in order to go above and beyond her clients expectations. She hand selected our qualified team members based on the individual expertise each member brings in order to excel in all aspects of the transaction. She employs a full-time, licensed Transaction Coordinator, Frances Faircloth. Frances' past Office Manager experience has accustomed her to the attention to detail needed for a smooth transaction. Cheri also employs a licensed bilingual Marketing Assistant, Anna Wright, a recent graduate from Baker University. She does a little bit of everything you may find her hosting an open house, behind the camera lens capturing the best of what your home has to offer, or creating virtual tours. The Cheri Drake Team is fully equipped to get your home, “From Start to Sold”.