Don’t neglect to hire an agent to save on commission.

 

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Why is it so important to use a licensed, experienced real estate agent when you sell your home instead of attempting to do it yourself and save 5% or 6% on commission?

 

The main reason not to sell your home as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) property is that you’re likely going to leave money on the table—possibly a lot of money. According to the National Association of Realtors, homeowners who choose to sell their homes on their own can expect to get 36% less on average compared to what they could get by working with an agent.

 

In today’s hot market, where nobody can anticipate how high a buyer might be willing to go, we’re seeing many offers for well above what comparable properties are selling for. The only way to get the highest possible price for a home is to market it professionally and expose it to the highest number of buyers.

 

 

 

"The realities of a real estate transaction can be daunting when you go it alone."

 

 

Recently, one of our neighbors sold a house for somewhere around $1.5 million even though we could have gotten them $2.5 million. They had no idea that they were leaving almost $1 million on the table just in an attempt to save on commission.

 

Additionally, a good real estate agent knows that first impressions are key. We know how to make impressions that have the impact you want, how to maximize the number of online views of your home, and how to get more qualified buyers to view your home in person. 

 

I’m a professionally trained negotiator who has gone through the sales process time and time again. The realities of a real estate transaction can be daunting when you go it alone, but that’s why there are professionals waiting to help guide you towards the optimal outcome.

 

If you have any questions about the real estate market or about selling your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to discuss it with you in more detail.