If you think you're going to make more money on your house by selling it for sale by owner (FSBO), then it's time to reconsider your choice and hire a home selling agent. While you may put an investment into the pockets of your agent to help you, these small real estate agent fees are well worth it in the end.
The market changes almost daily
Do you understand the real estate market enough to follow it? If not, then you may be putting your home on the market for too much or not enough, thus making your property not very aggressively promoted. If you want to make the most in this market and truly know what your house is worth, hire a home selling agent. They'll reconfigure the way your home is listed and ensure the asking price will bring the right buyers so you can get your home sold fast.
Your house might sell for too little
Homes sold via a real estate agent sell for over $20,000 more than homes sold via FSBO efforts, even if selling on your own can lead to selling faster. Unless you know someone in the market looking to buy a house and know what your house is worth, you can end up not only having your home stay on the market longer than it should, but you risk selling it for less than it could get as well.
Home selling agents are expert negotiators and they know how to list a home so it sells fast and at the best price for everyone involved. As a result, you're more likely to make more money on your home when you hire an agent.
Your house might require too much time and effort
If you sell your home on your own, you have to set up the open house, stage the home to sell, meet with buyers, talk to agents, and ultimately do all the work. This has to be done on top of your regular daily work and home life activities. Undertaking this process can make selling a home a much harder process than it's worth. If you don't want the hassle of being an FSBO seller, hire a home selling agent.
A home selling agent will take over the efforts you've put into your home already, getting your home professionally listed and promoted so it sells fast. As a bonus, you don't even pay them until your home sells, so there's an even bigger incentive for your real estate agent to work quickly for you. Contact a home selling agent for more information.