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Listing Your House with a Local Realtor

Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018

So you've decided to sell your home - great!It's a big decision that no one takes lightly. But it can also be a verystressful decision that leaves you unsure of what to do next. That's just oneof many reasons you should consider using a realtor to sell your home. 

A realtor takes "I'm going to sell my house" into "I'm sellingmy house." And they save you stress while they do. Otherwise, you canspend weeks just finding the right platform to sell your house on. Not tomention you have to filter all the potential buyers yourself. This isincredibly time consuming and comes with a ton of drawbacks. Only one of whichis hearing every reason you should either give your home away or do ownerfinancing. You can even end up potentially putting yourself in danger.

When you work with a realtor, you work with bigger numbers. Your agent can setyou up with more verified, serious buyers than you can find yourself. They alsohave access to bigger advertising funds and more resources for home listings.All of this leads to a much better, happier sell. 

Have you ever wondered why some homes have handwritten signs on a post whileothers have full-color gloss sheets? The answer is usually one has a realtorinvolved. Realtors know exactly what potential buyers want to see and know.They have the funds to create professional, appealing advertisements for yourhome. You aren't left waiting for someone to call a number written on a signthat could fall off the next time it rains. 

The combination of professionalism, knowledge, and connections leads to fastersales with bigger dollar signs. While time might not always be a huge factorwhen you're selling, you are responsible for the costs of your home even whenyou aren't living in it. That does make selling quickly a priority for most. Itcan also lead to a much bigger payout, meaning that you will get the money youwant and deserve when selling. This isn't something most people can say whenthey choose to sell on their own. 

So do you need a realtor to sell your home? No. There are plenty of ways tosell it on your own. But it does offer you protection, alleviate stress, andget you more out of your home sale if you choose to go with a realtor. So doyourself a favor and go with the best!