In my experience, there are two main reasons sellers are tempted to try For Sale By Owner (FSBO); they think a seller’s market means they will be able to sell easily, or, they are trying to save money and maximize their profit by avoiding realtor fees. I get it. However, I wouldn’t be in this profession if I didn’t feel like using a Realtor is a better option for sellers. Here are just a few of the many reasons why using a Realtor over FSBO will help your home sale be successful.
- Statistically, selling your home with the help of a realtor will actually maximize your profits. Using a Realtor will help you price your house correctly, and navigate negotiations to be sure to get the most for your home.
- A Realtor can show your home, answer inquiries, and share your listing with their vast network of colleagues to help expedite the selling process and give timely customer service to your prospective buyers.
- Working with a Realtor allows you to get a professional perspective on your home before listing it. A Realtor can give you some tips on how to improve appearance to appeal to buyers, and what quick improvements you can make to it to add value to the home.
- Negotiations can get tricky. Working with an experienced Realtor means you’ll have someone working with you, giving you their professional advice on offers and counter-offers. An experienced Realtor can help you set an appropriate price for your home, and work through offers with you to make sure you aren’t underselling your home.