Selling your Masthope home in today’s market

If you are considering selling your Masthope home, then you probably have a few questions about how to sell it in today’s market, how to list your home and coordinate showings, and how to sell your house for the most money? Selling your home with an experienced Masthope REALTOR® compared to other methods such as iBuyers or for sale by owner (FSBO)  does have its advantages. 

Let’s take a look at all three options for selling your home in Masthope to help you decide which is the best option for you:

Traditional home selling with a real estate agent

Of course, the most tried-and-true method for selling a home quickly AND for the best price is to enlist the services of a qualified Masthope real estate agent. REALTORS® act as facilitators in the traditional sale process. They work with their seller-clients to assess the home’s value; create a competitive marketing strategy that exposes the home to the public as well as to other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and other cooperative marketing networks (, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others); make sure the home is repaired, updated, cleaned, prepared, and staged; and coordinate showings with other agents and potential buyers.

Agents also help you evaluate offers, negotiate terms with the buyer, and ensure the deal goes through successfully. They typically operate on a commission-based fee model – compensated at a percentage of the final sales price (usually around 6%), which is then split with the buyer’s agent. 

Selling your Masthop home using an IBuyer

Another option for selling your Mathope home is to use an iBuyer such as Opendoor, Offerpad, Redfin Now, or Zillow Instant Offers. These online companies purchase homes directly from the homeowner, typically by way of a cash offer. The seller provides information about the home on an iBuyer website and receives an offer that works either right away or within a few days.

If the seller chooses to accept the offer, they can select a closing date and collect their money. However, if you are looking to sell your Masthope home for top-dollar, the convenience of selling to an iBuyer comes at a price. Typically, you are selling your home at a discount, and what you get in return are speed and certainty.

If those benefits are more important to you than getting top-dollar for your home, then using an iBuyer might be a viable option. But if profit is your main priority, a traditional home sale working with a reputable agent might be the better choice.

Selling your Masthope home on your own (FSBO) 

For sale by owner (FSBO) is another option for selling your home in Masthope. Keep in mind that if you choose to sell your home without an agent, you will be responsible for marketing your house, possibly listing it on Zillow or an FSBO-focused website. You will also be the one coordinating showings with buyers and their agents, handling the negotiations, contracts, and the many details of the sale, or enlisting a real estate attorney for help.

FSBO may not be the best option for sellers who may need help and guidance during the sales process, who are not well-versed in real estate, and who want to make sure they get top dollar for their home.

With a REALTOR®, however, there’s lots of available help and hand-holding throughout the selling process as well as access to agent marketing tools and listing services, assistance with negotiations and contracts, connections to local vendors and industry partners (inspectors, contractors, professional stagers, etc.), and a lot less work for you.

Selling your home with a trusted Masthope REALTOR® – Alicia Kowalik 

Traditional home selling includes enlisting the services of a qualified agent. Alicia Kowalik is a trusted Masthope REALTOR® with over 10 years of local real estate experience. As your agent, Alicia will visit your home to assess it in detail and provide an approximate valuation (based on the age and condition of the home as well as nearby sales comparison data). Once you agree to a listing price, Alicia will list your property on the MLS and dozens of real estate sites that buyers frequently search for homes online such as, Zillow, Redfin, Movoto, etc.

Home showings and open houses are part of selling a home the traditional way. Alicia will offer suggestions for preparing your home accordingly to make it available for showings to receive a purchase offer. Once an offer is received, there are various steps involved before the home is actually sold such as the appraisal and loan approval. With a qualified real estate agent like Alicia, the experience of selling your home is a very personalized and pleasant one – not to mention the higher profits the REALTOR® sale process typically offers sellers compared to using an iBuyer or attempting FSBO.

As your Masthope REALTOR®, Alicia will help you price your house, create a comprehensive marketing plan, prepare your home to sell, hold open houses, communicate with prospective buyers, negotiate offers, and put out any fires that might erupt along the way. Most home sellers will agree that all that help is well worth every penny, especially when it involves one of the most significant financial transactions you will make in your life.

Alicia will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on our behalf, and get your Masthope home sold quickly for top dollar. Get the process started today by contacting Alicia directly at (570) 470-5076 or you can get in touch with her here!

Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR®
Lakeview Realty Inc.
Wallenpaupack Realty
2449 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428
Direct (Best): (570) 470-5076
Office: (570) 226-6300

If you are someone you know is interested in buying or selling Masthope real estate, please contact Alicia directly at or you can get in touch with her by email.