The Advantage of a Real Estate Agent

By: Virginia Wherland

The sale of a home is a very important transaction. It concerns several hundred thousand dollars worth of equity in most cases as well as being the haven for your family. It just makes sense to entrust this process to a professional. A real estate agent has a number of advantages at their disposal to make the sale of homes easier, faster and more profitable for the owners. Look at things this way: when you have a toothache, do you fix it yourself with a cordless drill? Of course not, you go see the dentist and have the tooth fixed; you see the professional. Why would you take a different route with an asset as valuable as your home?

When selling your home yourself, there are a number of additional costs that are incurred during the sale process.

These costs are typically a part of the fees that an agent charges to sell the home. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can save a huge amount of money by selling themselves when in reality the money they "save" actually goes to pay for services that are normally included in using a real estate agent. Additionally, selling a home is a time consuming process. There is a huge amount of paperwork that is associated with a home sale and much time spent in the actual transfer and the contracts that are part and parcel of the sale. As well, you have a life outside the sale of your home, work, and family takes up a lot of time. Are you able to drop everything at a minute's notice to show your home?

There is also the issue of your emotional ties to the home. No matter how much you try to remove yourself from these ties, they still exist. This makes you just a touch biased when it comes to the home. It can be difficult watching a fussy buyer pick apart their "perceived" drawbacks and things they may not like about the home. At a time like this it is hard not to be emotional, especially when there is so much riding on the sale. Give your home the chance it deserves, use a real estate agent when it comes time to sell.

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