So you’re thinking of selling your home yourself …

5 reasons to use a Realtor instead

You own your home and you are ready to sell. Great! You look on Zillow and see the Zestimate and think ka-ching! You calculate the Realtor’s commission and you are like “no way am I giving that amount of money away!” That’s all fine and dandy until you really get into the nitty-gritty of selling your house. 

Most people will always use a professional rather than doing something themselves. Plumbing problems? You call a plumber. Electrical issues? You call an electrician. Feeling sick? You see a doctor. Filing your taxes? You use a qualified accountant. So why would you not use a qualified Realtor? 

Here are 5 reasons to use a Realtor to sell your home instead of selling by owner.

1. Besides having access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), Realtors know how to best market your home and work with a wide network of other Realtors who have buyers looking for homes like yours. Plus, all advertising and photography expenses come out of the Realtor’s pocket – not yours. 

2. Realtors know how to accurately price your home based on what similar homes have sold for and the current condition of your home. If you are worried about “giving away” money in the commission, you can always build the commission into the sale price. 

3. Realtors are expert negotiators to get you the best price.

4. Let the Realtors deal with all the headaches (title issues, encroachments, deferred maintenance, inspections, disclosures, contracts, negotiating repairs, negotiating closing costs, etc.), why add stress to your life?

5. Statistics show that Realtors get more money for home sales than For Sale By Owner transactions. 

You home is your number one asset. Why would you risk losing money to save a little money on the biggest sale of your life? Call a qualified Realtor. Call us, Derek Epperly at 305.923.4833 or Jenna Blackwell at 305.923.6573 and let’s talk about your goals to sell your home. We provide service you deserve and will protect your interests at every point of the sale.