Advantages of working with a real estate agent when selling your home

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If you are planning to put your home on the market, you must be overwhelmed with the plethora of information available online. With just a few clicks, you can find the information related to almost every aspect of selling a home. You must be wondering why you should hire a real estate agent when you can use this information to sell your home on your own. But the reality is real estate agents are as relevant today as they were decades ago. In fact studies suggest that almost 80% of sellers use real estate agents to represent them.

If you are not convinced, here are a few reasons explaining why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.

Pricing your home right

Lots of calculators are available online to help you come up with an asking price. You may feel confident that by using these calculators you will be able to put the right price tag on your property. But believe it or not, most of these estimates don’t take into account specific factors that influence a home’s real value. An experienced real estate agent will conduct a comparative market analysis (CMA) and study various factors to come up with the right price. You may end up leaving a lot of money on the table if you rely solely on online calculators.

Experience and education

When you want to build a home, you don’t go online, study the information related to construction work and start building your home on your own. Instead you hire a professional construction team. The same is true for selling a home. A real estate professional uses his or her education and experience to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.

Negotiation skills

Selling your home can be an emotional experience. As a seller, you can’t take decisions out of emotions. If you do, you are guaranteed to lose money. Real estate agents are good at negotiations. They will not only deal with buyers and their agents on your behalf, but also other professionals like home inspectors, lenders, and title agencies.


A lot of paperwork is involved in a property’s transaction. A real estate agent will handle the paperwork carefully and help you avoid traps and mistakes.


The only disadvantage of working with a real estate agent is the hefty commission you have to pay. Here at Federated Realty, we have come up with a revolutionary concept. We are fixed-fee brokerage and charge just $1000 and help you sell your home quickly.

16 thoughts on “Advantages of working with a real estate agent when selling your home

  1. Homes are one of the biggest things that we invest in when moving to adulthood. I think that it is important to make sure that you have an adviser when making an investment that important. I agree that education and market knowledge make it so that real estate agents know and can help with the process. I also think that it is important to have someone helping you when selling and buying a home.

  2. I think a lot can be said about the article’s mention of how experience plays a pivotal role in the importance of a real estate agent. It states that since you hire a professional construction company for a building project that you have little knowledge or experience about, the same holds true for hiring a real estate agent. I don’t have any experience when it comes to selling home. so I don’t know if I would be very comfortable being in charge of selling my home properly. The amount of paperwork alone is enough to make me want to leave it to a professional to handle.

  3. Why would anyone try and sell without a real estate agent? Like you said, even if they did nothing else, they can help with all of the paperwork. I hate paperwork, so that by itself is reason enough to hire one when I sell my home.

  4. This article has helped me to understand the benefits that come with working with a real estate agent. It was interesting to learn that real estate agents can help to handle paperwork when buying property. I can imagine how helpful an agent can be when it comes to being scammed when buying a home.

  5. I like how you said that a real estate professional uses their education and experience to sell a home quickly and for top dollar. This is probably one of the largest benefits of hiring someone to help you sell or buy a home. The focus of the real estate agent will be to maximize your price regardless of your situation and help make it as painless as possible. My brother has been trying to get rid of a property for some time on his own so maybe it’s time he looks at hiring someone to help him.

  6. My brother and sister-in-law are looking to find a bigger house to better meet the needs of their family and are wondering if working with a realtor would be a good idea. It is good to know that real estate agents are good at negotiations. My brother will like what was said about how they will buyers and their agents on your behalf. Thanks.

  7. I think people take for granted how difficult it can be to price your home correctly, so I’m glad you mentioned it. A little high and it may not sell, while pricing too low can lose you money. An agent can help you find that perfect balance.

  8. This summer, me and my wife are looking to sell our home and get something bigger for our growing family. I like how to point out that a experienced real estate agent will be able to price your home based on specific features to your home. We live in a very historical neighborhood, and there is no way that an online price calculator could ever account for that in the price.

  9. I think the tip you gave about how a real estate agent can help with negotiation would be really important to me. I’m not a good negotiator, so I could really benefit from this aspect of hiring an agent to sell my home. If it ensures I get the best selling price on my home, I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t consider it.

  10. My husband and I have decided that it is time to sell our current home and get a new one. I like how you say that a real estate agent will do a comparative market analysis so that you will know just how much your home is worth. That sounds really helpful, and we’ll have to keep that in mind while looking for an agent.

  11. I want to make sure that I get my home sold, but I’ve never done this kind of thing before. It makes sense that a good real estate agent would be very helpful for this! They have experience when it comes to things like pricing my home. Trying to handle that myself could potentially lose me a lot of money.

  12. Thank you for all this great information about working with a real estate agent when selling our home! I really like your point about pricing the home by ourselves may break the experience if we don’t ask a professional. My husband wants to sell by owner, but I agree that getting a real estate agent will be the best choice.

  13. I was selling my house a few days ago. My real estate agent helped me a lot in determining the best price for my home, he also helped within the price adjustment and do all the paperwork.

  14. My wife and I are getting ready to sell our home but don’t know if hiring a real estate agent is the right decision. I had no idea that studies show that almost 80% of sellers use real estate agents to represent them though. Coming up with the right estimates has been a challenge for us, so finding an agent that can give us an accurate comparative market analysis would be ideal. We’ll have to consider this when looking for a real estate agent. Thanks for sharing!

  15. It’s good to know why hiring a real estate pro is a good idea. My wife and I want to sell our home fast, and we thought we’d do it ourselves. However, now that we realize we don’t know what we’re doing, we think hiring an educated agent is a good idea!

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