Selling a home without a real estate agent can sometimes mean the equivalent of purchasing a high-value car like an Audi, and just as you’re about to turn it on to drive off the lot only to realize its missing its engine. Just like cars, homes don’t have a return policy. The thought of saving money sounds great but it doesn’t always get you the best bang for your buck.
There’s a misconception of having an agent list your home is costly to you as the seller. Yes, there is a price to pay but it is beyond worth it during the road to closing on your home. An agent negotiates you and ensures you as the seller doesn’t feel pressured to accept every buyer’s request if the buyers have a listing agent. Also, as the seller, the agent also can disclose information to you regarding your house that an agent not working for you are required to tell you.
It’s peace of mind to have an agent on your side to sell your home, and plus the agent can also assist you in purchasing your next home. Even better, you don’t need to worry about the seemingly endless amount of follow-up involved during the home buying process. Inman News name their own top 8 risks the seller tasks when listing their home on their own.