Should I use a Realtor to Sell my house?
BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE WITHOUT AN AGENT; IS IT POSSIBLE? YES. IS IT ADVISABLE? WOULD YOU CUT YOUR OWN HAIR?
Should I use a Realtor to buy or sell my house?
House hunting is about more than popping into a few open houses and picking the one you like best. In fact, there’s a science to it: A smart search means you’ll save time, money, and your sanity during the rest of your home-buying process. Hire a good agent. You don’t pay the fee. The seller pays your buyer’s agent fee. So why wouldn’t you work with an agent that will expertly help you through the process of buying a home?
There are homeowners who sell their homes without the services a real estate agent. However, these sellers take on a lot more responsibility for the sale of the home. Whatever you choose to do, you should not take the decision lightly.
It is true that real estate agents charge a commission on the sale price as their fee. However, with this fee comes a significant amount of expertise and support for you as the seller. (And also consider that in most cases, the agent earns nothing if the home doesn’t sell – so they are assuming “risk” as well.)
In general, selling your home without an agent also makes other real estate agents (and many buyers) hesitant to engage with you on a sale, because they know that they are probably not working with a professional or an expert. Furthermore, it’s also unfortunately common for a FSBO (For Sale by Owner) listing to either be significantly overpriced, or under priced — either way, costing the seller a lot of money in the long run.
In conclusion: Should I use a Realtor to buy a house or sell my house?
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