Did you know that 36% of home sellers attempt to sell their house on their own but only 11% are actually successful without an agent? While there are many reasons Markham home sellers may choose to sell a home on their own, they are, unfortunately, only making the real estate experience more difficult and risky. Here are four reasons you should never sell a home on your own.
1. Real Estate Agents are Familiar with the Current Real Estate Market
The real estate market is continually changing and real estate agents are familiar with the current market. They can help you price your home properly and set your expectations accordingly. When you attempt to sell a home on your own, you are likely not an expert and may make major decisions that could hurt your experience and the outcome of your deal.
2. You Don’t Know the Fine Details
When you buy and sell a home, there is a mountain of paperwork involved. Real estate agents are familiar with these documents. They understand what is needed to ensure all the small details are taken care of and no small points are missed. They can ensure that you receive the best deal possible.
3. Agents Have Networking Resources
When you choose to work with a real estate agent, you have access to their networking resources. Not only do real estate agents work with other agents to ensure both parties receive the best deal, but they have large social media, website, and email followings. They have an easier time reaching out to prospective home buyers than when you attempt to sell a home on your own. Plus, if you are looking for excellent home inspectors, contractors, plumbers, etc., many real estate agents have built relationships with these professionals and can provide recommendations to ensure the job is done well and on time.
4. Real Estate Agents Are Trained Experts
If you attempt to sell your home on your own, you likely have little experience. Real estate agents have gone through extensive training to become licensed and they have completed dozens of transactions, so when tough challenges and decisions come your way, you have an expert to lean on and guide you through it. When you sell a home on your own, you truly are on your own.
If you are ready to sell your Markham home, contact real estate agent Martin MacFarlane to help you. He is ready to answer your questions and ensure your home-selling experience is a smooth one.