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

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.

Paperwork

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.

Conclusion

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.

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

  1. Thank you for your article about the advantages of working with a real estate agent. I am selling a couple of properties, and I’m finding it hard to look for potential buyers. I’m thinking its time to get help from a professional realtor, but I’m not sure whether it’s going to be worth it. It’s great that you talked about how a real estate agent has great negotiation skills. I see how this can help me out a lot since I am not much of a negotiator. The fact that they will talk to other professionals too is a really big help. I’ll be sure to find a good real estate agent to help me out with selling my house.

  2. Though DIY is a popular platform for selling one’s property, I still recommend hiring a real estate agent when selling your home. My mom just sold their house after my dad passed away wherein we tried selling it on our own but we simply felt that the house’s value was more than how much was offered. When we switched to a realtor, we’ve been given a lot of input on what to do and the agent did all the negotiation and the paperowrk for us and increased the house’s selling feasibility — which was rather convenient.

  3. Thanks for sharing some benefits of having real estate agents! Interestingly, real estate agents can do the paperwork carefully in a property’s transaction to avoid traps and mistakes. Additionally, they can do the negotiation too and the pricing with it. It sure seems very convenient to have a real estate agent’s help. I’ll try to look into how I can get myself a reliable one for our eventual move. My family is planning to move to a new location this June for our jobs.

  4. My mom got a new job at the next town, and for that reason, we need to find a new home. Being the eldest, she asked me about the things that she needs to consider in finding a new home for us, and I suggested getting a real estate agent. Looking for things to consider, I found your article and thought it was interesting how you said that the best agent to hire is the one that is well trained and experience because they’ll be able to sell our house quickly and at top price. Thanks. I’ll make sure to tell my mom.

  5. It’s good to know that a real estate agent will generally handle the paperwork associated with buying or selling a home. This would be a huge help to me since I feel like paperwork is a huge pain. I’d definitely benefit from having an agent who knows what they’re doing handle all the paperwork on my behalf.

  6. Your absolutely right when you say those ”online tools” won’t be able to evaluate your home, as well as a real estate agent, can because of all the factors affecting the local market. I know from experience the importance of getting someone experienced to work with.

  7. It’s interesting that you mentioned how some of these online calculators are no match for the experience and knowledge of Realtors when it comes to pricing your property. That’s perfect to learn since I believe that pricing the home is a very important first step to successfully selling one’s home. I’ll be sure to hire a real estate agent’s help and expertise to make our home selling easier. Thanks!

  8. My mother is serious about looking for homes for sale and getting rid of the old family house. She wants to have help while looking so that she knows what to look for specifically. Knowing that she will have a professional helping her will make the process so much easier.

  9. We’re hoping to sell our home fast, so thanks for this. I can see why hiring a real estate agent is a good idea for that. One thing I hadn’t thought about is the negotiation skills they would have. I’m terrible at that, so this is good to know!

  10. I like that you mentioned that a real estate agent will handle the paperwork carefully and help you avoid traps and mistakes when it comes to selling your home. My wife and I have decided to move into a bigger home, and this is the first time we’re selling. Having the assistance and expertise of a real estate agent would be very helpful to us!

  11. Thanks for explaining that a real estate agent will handle the paperwork involved in a property’s transaction and help you avoid mistakes. I think that working with a real estate broker would be a great idea when selling my home. by covering paperwork properly and getting guidance with the financial duties of selling a home, I think that working with a real estate agent is well worthwhile.

  12. I like how you mentioned that a real estate agent would be there to help you sell your home for the top dollar using their education and experience to ensure that it would be done quickly. That is quite a deal to make as we are contemplating about selling our home quite soon. If we do, I would be sure to hire a real estate agent to help us with the transactions for we have no real idea of how the real estate market goes. Thanks!

  13. I was just thinking about moving soon and selling our current home which is why I was thinking about getting a real estate agent to help me out with the future transactions. The part where you compared getting a contractor to build your home to an agent to sell yours is a pretty great point to take note of as it seems to be sensible. I’ll be sure to get myself a reliable real estate agent to help me with learning the ropes so that we can do both the purchasing and selling of home perfectly. Thanks!

  14. Being an Agent I would like to say that Positiveness, Attitude, Confident & Better Communication skills helps to make success in achieving beneficial outcomes during any negotiation. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

  15. I didn’t know that real estate agents are good at negotiations. My parents want to buy a home and sell our current house. My uncle suggested hiring a professional real estate agent and shared this article with them.

  16. I like how you mentioned that online calculators can give you an estimate but often don’t take into account the specific factors that can influence a home’s real value. When we bought our house, we had to turn down a few homes because they didn’t have accurate prices due to online estimates. You did a great job of explaining how an experienced real estate agent will conduct a CMA to help price one’s home correctly.

  17. I’ve been looking for some real estate agents, and I think that being able to price your home right would be a huge benefit of that. I’m glad you talked about how you should get help from an experienced real estate agent and how that would be better than any online calculator. I’m going to have to look for some good real estate agents and see what we can find!

  18. It’s interesting that you talked about how an agent could help you not make mistakes on your paperwork. I have been wanting to sell my house before buying a new one. I can see how it would be smart to have an agent’s help because I have made paperwork mistakes in the past.

  19. My wife and I are looking at moving in the next couple of months. I like how you point out that using a real estate agent can be helpful since they have the education and experience to sell my home for as much as possible. We want to get a good amount of money for our house, so we’ll seriously consider hiring an agent to help us out.

  20. Honestly, the reason that we still haven’t moved to this date is due to paperwork; I hate paperwork. Which is why when you said that getting a real estate agent can help with handling these minor nuisances, I thought about moving right away. Their help will be extremely helpful to my case and anyone who’s like me. Thank you for telling us the benefits of these lovely real estate agents!

  21. What got my attention the most was how you said that real estate agents will be the ones to handle all the necessary paperwork so that their clients do not end making mistakes. I really liked that advice because my sister and I sister are first time home buyers. We do not know much about the real estate transaction thing, so we’re a bit war6y about what we should do. Seeing this article made me realize the importance of having a realtor to help us. We’ll look for one right away. Thanks!

  22. I like that you mentioned the emotions that are attached to a home you are selling. This can effect your pricing and decision making. It might be the best idea to get a level headed real estate agent to get it on the market at the right price.

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