5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

By: Joshua Campbell

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

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Do-it-yourself projects are very fashionable these days. Look no further than your Instagram feed to find advice for everything from investing in crypto-currency to renovating the kitchen. 
However, selling a house is a whole new world, and unless you have ample hours, we would not suggest tackling this one on your own.
While a good agent will make it look like selling your home can be effortlessly completed, selling it yourself may not be the same. Here are five reasons you should not sell your home without an agent
The Safety of Your Home and Family is a Priority: Your family's safety is our number one priority. A real estate agent will control access to your home and ensure lockboxes are properly installed. Your realtor will keep track of the agents who are coming through for showings and how many showings have been done. We will know a reputable agent from a random person off the street. 
Buyers Start their Search Online: The first place buyers look for homes is online. An experienced listing agent will market your home aggressively online, and ensure it is seen by the largest audience possible. 
A Buyer Might Not Be Qualified: Given our competitive market, a buyer agent will have their clients preapproved with a mortgage broker and will not waste time with those who are not prepared.
Negotiation: For most, selling your home is very personable. As listing agents, we can be biased and focus on the situation. We will complete a sale without any emotional attachment.
You Could Expose Yourself to Liability: Required disclosures and paperwork for a home sale are extensive; unless you plan to use an attorney, you could miss critical disclosures and expose yourself to financial harm. 
Finally, more often than not, sellers net more when they use an agent than when they try to do it themselves. In addition to selling faster, a professional agent knows how to price and promote your home. Ensuring you get the best possible sales price and terms.

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