What You Need to Know:

How Can a Real Estate Agent Help Me Sell My Home

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If you’re planning to sell your home, it’s probably crossed your mind to try to sell it yourself and save the sales commission. But there are some very good reasons why that could be disadvantageous. According to housing industry experts at HomeGain.com and Realtor.org, more homes listed by real estate agents are sold than homes marketed by owners, and they sell more quickly and for more money. Homes listed by real estate professionals get more exposure and their sellers get more support. 

Real estate professionals offer many advantages:

• They’re trained, licensed, and many are affiliated with their local, state and national board of Realtors® 

• They have oversight from brokers and state licensing officials

• Their job is to advise you in the best way to reach your goals

• They have the most accurate data sources – the MLS, the only data repository that has the most up-to-date listing and sales information

• They know how to negotiate

• They know how to present your home and deal with buyers

• They have experience with the market and local neighborhoods

• They know how and where to market properties

• They know the best resources to make transactions go more smoothly, from bankers to home stagers to contractors

• They know how to overcome challenges and typical snags that occur in all real estate transactions and closings

• Their continuing education keeps them up-to-date on housing issues

• They understand State-required disclosures and look out for your best interests

 When you market your own home, you have to make the time to do all the jobs a real estate professional would do, and you’ll be competing against other sellers who have real estate professionals by their sides. If you can’t leave work to show your home, or you feel it requires more knowledge and experience than you have, you can’t go wrong by hiring a well-respected real estate professional!

Source: Title365