Time
The real estate process requires a lot of work on both a buyer and seller's end, but the best part about having a Realtor is that they will do most of that work for you.

If you are already working full-time, will you be able to put together an open house, find potential buyers, stage your house, etc. when you get back at 5:00p.m.? Save yourself the time of doing market research, advertising your home, negotiating contracts and other necessary work by hiring a Realtor.

Money
Okay, I know what youre thinking: You still have to pay a Realtor, right? Yes, you do. Usually, a Realtor will get paid 6 percent of what your home sells for. This might seem like a lot of money at first, but it will cost you a lot more money if you decide to do things on your own and end up making mistakes along the way.

The biggest mistake sellers make when they do not use a Realtor, is listing their home at the wrong price. If you list too low, you're obviously losing money that you could've easily earned if you had a Realtor to conduct a Comparative Market Analysis. If you price your home too high, it could potentially sit on the market for longer than you expected, which means youre still paying that hefty mortgage each month.

Energy
We've already talked about how time-consuming selling a home can be, but even if you happen to have the time, will you have the energy?

Realtors spend a lot of time and energy into marketing your home. They might run advertisements across multiple social media platforms, target specific buyers who you do not know, follow up with leads, make and receive numerous calls, texts and emails a day, and much more. Before you decide not to use a Realtor, think about if you are ready to put all of your energy towards selling your home.

Sanity
Selling a home can be a stressful experience. One of the easiest ways to ease the selling stress, is by choosing a trusted Realtor to work with. Having an expert by your side to ask questions, communicate with buyers, handle multiple offers and ultimately guide you through this process will certainly ease your mind. Let them worry about selling your home so you do not have to.

 

 

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