One thing a Realtor can do for you if you allow them to sell your home is that they will stage your vacation home so that it is the most appealing to the most amount of people. Staging your home can be a relatively cheap and effective way of making your home stand out from others. This allows people viewing the house to better imagine what it will look like when they move their stuff in. Having an empty vacation home will not have this same appeal or effect on people.
Another great selling tactic is that your real estate agent will give you a few pointers on what to do to your vacation home before trying to sell it. This typically includes a light amount of maintenance or changes that do not cost a lot, but will make a significant difference when it comes time to sell.
Marketing is very important for selling anything. Whether it is a house, a car, a boat, or anything else, you cant expect to sell it if people do not know its for sale. Your Realtor will have access to countless databases that advertise your house is for sale. There will also be many other ways your real estate agent will use in order to get the most amounts of people to know that your home is for sale. They know many tactics at selling houses because that is their profession and that is what they are paid to do. They will advertise and market your house to drive traffic and interest to your home, and then they will arrange open houses and viewings to give a better chance at someone making an offer on your home.
If an offer is put on your vacation home, your Realtor will help you negotiate the offer. Negotiating buying and selling terms can get difficult which is why its good to have someone highly experienced at this on your side. Your Realtor will be able to point out everything that justifies the price you are asking for your vacation home so you wont have to come down in price. This really makes everyone happy in the end, and will make your selling experience a successful one.