• Real estate agents
usually have the expertise and resources to determine the fair market value of your home.
• Real estate agents have access to a wide
pool of prospective buyers.
• If you are interested
in a reasonably quick and hassle free sale of your
home, you should consider the services of a
reputable professional real estate agent.
If you hire a
Real Estate Agent your home will be part of a powerful network that accounts for over 95% of all
Save you a
substantial amount of money.
• You will
have to cover your own advertising costs, they may
amount to much less than the commission payable to
a real estate agent.
• Commissions can vary from
about 3% to 7% of the selling price.
Despite the cost savings
you will have to:
• Set a realistic price
• Negotiate offers
• Close the deal
• Become aware of legal rules that
govern real estate transfers in your state.
• Be aware of any state-mandated
disclosures as to the physical condition of your
• Selling your own home can require a large
amount of time and effort
• You may not end up
getting as high a price for your home.
• You will
have to organize and coordinate all advertising
and showings of your home, and it will generally
take longer to find an interested buyer.
prospective purchasers will feel uncomfortable
viewing the home with the owner, and may not be
open with you about things they do not like about
• You may also find that buyers will
want you to lower your sale price because they
know you do not have to pay a commission to a real
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