The Benefit of Using a Real Estate Agent vs. Selling On Your Own

You have come to the conclusion that you are ready to sell your home. Perhaps the children have gone off to college and you are looking for something smaller or you are planning on adding to your family and are looking for something bigger. You find yourself wondering, should I hire a real estate agent or should I try to sell my home on my own? Using a real estate agent has proven to have many benefits over selling on your own. This is how an agent could help you achieve your real estate goals.

They Understand Local Market Data

If you want to sell your home on your own, you are going to have to do a lot of research to answer the many questions of buyers. Hiring a professional real estate agent takes away all the extra work of research as they already know and understand the local market data.

They Can Get You The Best Price

Pricing your homes can be one of the most difficult decisions of selling. If you price too high, your home may sit on the market with no offers for months or even years. If you put the asking price too low, the house will sell, but it may be difficult for your future buying choices. Studies have shown that real estate agents net 25% more than when people try to sell their home on their own. They use programs and their knowledge of the area to see what other homes similar to yours in the area are worth and what they have sold for to make sure you get the best price for your home.

Marketing Your Home

Real estate agents have connections with other real estate agents, buyers, and the community. They also have resources that allow them to put your house out there to get the maximum exposure for your home. Their knowledge of the field also pinpoints the target market for your home to find the best match in a buyer. Real estate agents also have photography and videography skills that really make your home shine!

Using a real estate agent may seem intimidating or costly to some, but you have to keep in mind the old saying “you get what you pay for.” If you are looking to sell your home in Port St Lucie, Florida, a RE/Max Masterpiece Real Estate Agent has the tools and knowledge to sell your home fast and with stress free transactions. Visit our website or call 772-340-2700 to get in contact with one of our agents today!


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