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The Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your House

Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

For many people, once they decide to sell their home, they opt to take the for-sale-by-owner route. After all, with listing sites like Zillow, advertising the sale of your home seems like a fairly straight forward process. You can easily post pictures taken with your smartphone on these sites with their user-friendly platform. Once that is done, it’s just a matter of setting up appointments and giving potential buyers a tour, and then you can easily sell your house and pocket that 6% that typically goes to an agent. Easy, right?

But, what happens if you clear out your schedule for several showings and only a portion of them show? And, for those that do show up, would you be able to respond to criticisms or questions in an unbiased manner, since you likely have a personal attachment to the house. The truth is, the job of a real estate agent involves much more behind the scenes work.

Here are some major advantages to using a real estate agent to sell your house:

1.MLS Services Increase Listing Visibility:

The MLS, multiple listing service, is only accessible to state licensed realtors. This service shares property listings to dozens of different websites that other agents use exclusively, when helping home buyers find the perfect home, speeding up the process of your home being found.When using the FSBO site, you’ll either pay a flat fee or commission for brokers to have access to your listing. According to the National Association of Realtors, less than 15% of homes listed on MLS sites are for sale by owner.

2.Upper Class Buyers Are Not Interested In FSBO:

Highly qualified buyers are not interested in dealing directly with individuals selling their own home. These folks are often on time constraints and either traveling to a new area for a weekend to find a house for relocation, or they need to buy quickly because they’re selling their own home. Most likely they