5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

Do-it-yourself  projects  are  in vogue  these  days.  You can find advice  online  for  everything  from investing  in crypto-currency  to  tearing  down the  living  room  wall.  When  considering  the  cost of moving,  it’s  natural  to wonder  if  real estate  commissions are  one way  to  save money, but it would  be a  mistake.  A  good  real  estate agent might make it seem  easy, but the fact  is  that selling  your  own  home  could  actually  cost  you  thousands of  dollars.  

5  Reasons  You  Shouldn’t  Sell  Your  Home without  an Agent  

  1. The Safety of  Your  Home  and  Family  is  a Priority  –  Real  Estate  agents  control  access  to your  home.  
  2. Most Serious Buyers  Start  their Search  Online  –  A professional listing  area  will market your  home  aggressively  online,  which is  where  the  buyers  are  searching.  
  3. The Buyer Might  not  be  Qualified  –  A  real  estate agent knows  how  to  qualify  a  buyer and  what to  look for  with  lender  letters.  Selling  your  home  on  your  own  risks wasted time  with an  unqualified buyer.  
  4. You Don’t Know  How  to  Negotiate Properly  –  Every  aspect of  a  real  estate transaction is  negotiable;  you  don’t have the experience to  know  what to  negotiate to  get the best deal.  
  5. You Could Expose  Yourself  to  Liability  –  Required disclosures  and  paperwork  for  a home sale  is  extensive;  unless  you plan to  use  an attorney,  you could miss  critical disclosures  and expose  yourself  to  financial  harm.  

Finally, more often  than  not, sellers  net more when  they  use an  agent  than  when  they  try  to do  it  themselves.  In addition to  selling  faster,  a  professional  agent  knows  how  to  properly  price and  promote your  home, ensuring  you  get  the best possible sales  price and  terms.  

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