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.

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.

4 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.

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