Why Sell Your Home With A Real Estate Agent

Posted on: 18 November 2022

When the time comes to sell your home, you have two options for how you want to go about doing it. You can decide to sell your home on your own or you can use a real estate agent to do it for you. While it may be tempting to save on the commission and do it all yourself, a real estate agent can be a good choice for the following reasons.

You Will Still Pay A Commission

While the whole point of selling your home on your own is to make as much money as possible by not paying a commission, know that you'll likely still need to pay a commission anyway. That's because the home selling process typically works with the buyer's agent splitting the commission with the seller's agent. While you would still get to keep the selling agent's portion of the commission because you did the work yourself, the buying agent's commission will still need to be paid by the seller of the home.

Buyers Discover Homes Through Real Estate Agents

You may be surprised at how many home buyers learn about homes through real estate agents. It can help to keep your home in the loop by working with an agent because they have a wide network of professional connections that are going to help spread the word about your home. Even if your selling agent doesn't bring you the buyer directly, it's possible that one of their colleagues does.

Realtors Have An Online Strategy

Most buyers learn about homes through the Internet in some way, which is why you need a strategy for marketing your home on the Internet. Without having done this before, you likely don't know where to start in terms of home marketing. This starts with creating your listing with the MLS, taking great photos that attract buyers, and even advertising on social media.

One of the great things about social media is that you can target people by where they live, their demographic, and other descriptors that say they are in the market to buy a home. This really helps target the marketing to the right people in a format they are likely to engage in.

Showing Your Home To Buyers Is A Pain

You may not realize just how much work needs to be put in to sell your home, which includes arranging the countless showings from buyers that will not be interested. If you're not able to schedule these showings at a convenient time, it may be best to leave it to a professional. 

For more information, contact a local residential realtor.