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Why You Should Never Sell Your Home Without an Agent

You’ve finally made the decision to sell your beloved home and, of course, want top dollar for it, but you’re on the fence about hiring an agent to assist you with the sale.


While you may be considering not hiring an agent to keep those extra funds in hand, there are some significant reads why you should always hire a qualified, trusted agent to assist in the sale of your home.


EXPERT NEGOTIATORS


Agents typically have experience dealing with challenging buyers, bidding wars, and difficult market conditions. That experience may pay off, helping to assure you don't leave money on the table and guaranteeing you don't fall victim to costly contingencies or inspection failures that cost you more capital in the long term.


CONNECTIONS


Agents typically have impressive connections within the community as well as with attorneys, brokers, and inspectors — all of whom may play a role in your selling process. They're well-connected to other agents, too, who may have buyers interested in your home. Because of this, you want to be sure to choose a real estate agent that's well-connected and has a solid reputation in your area to ensure you get the best benefits.


EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD


Agents do a lot of behind-the-scenes work to support you in the home sale process, including helping you determine how much you should price your property based on market conditions. They also tend to be pros at knowing how to manage marketing both online and in person.


These professionals help you navigate the legal requirements of selling a house as well, such as completing (and understanding) complex legal paperwork, and reducing your risk.


Selling your home doesn’t start with putting up a sign, there’s a lot of research and preparation that goes into it before your home goes to market. An experienced agent will be with you every step of the way to assist in the preparation, pricing, staging, marketing, and much more! 


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