What Are the Actual Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?

Posted on: 23 July 2020

These days, thanks to the internet, it is easier than ever before to list a home as "for sale by owner." But does that mean this is now a good option? Not necessarily. There are still some very real, tangible benefits to hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your home. Take a look at a few of those benefits below.

1. You will benefit from the agent's connections.

Even if you are able to sell a home on your own, many buyers are not willing to buy a home that is being listed without an agent. And since most buyers use a real estate agent, and most agents only show their buyers homes listed by another agent, you miss out on a huge proportion of buyers if you list a home yourself. When you work with an agent, you are likely to find a seller from their connections. They'll tell other agents about your home, those agents will bring in their clients, and somewhere in the mix, there will be someone who is interested.

2. You won't have to spend hours every day making phone calls to lawyers and banks.

There is so much communication involved in the home selling process. You need to get banks, lawyers, and the homebuyers all on the same page. This often involves making multiple phone calls and navigating several tricky conversations every day. If you work full-time, you might not want to add the stress of these responsibilities to your busy schedule; a real estate agent can help with this.

3. Your listing and photos will be better targeted.

Part of making an effective real estate listing is knowing who that listing should target and writing the listing to fit what that target audience is looking for. Real estate agents go through specific training to write effective, legal ads. If you write a poor ad due to your lack of experience, you may struggle to find a buyer.  In addition, real estate agents will also know good photographers who can take nice photos that show your home in the best light. Hiring an agent ensures potentially interested parties know your home is available. 

Selling a home on your own, without a real estate agent, is possible — but it's rarely the smartest way to go about things.

To learn more, contact a real estate agent service near you today. They'll help you sell your home.