When to Get a Realtor

When you sell a home through a Realtor, you will have to fork out between 2%-6% depending on how many Realtors (buyer’s Realtor gets paid by the seller) are involved and where you live?  In reality, you will be paying between 5%-6%.  Now, you must be thinking, this is a lot of money, absolutely right!!  So, if you can do all of the following yourself confidently, you should be able to sell your home yourself.

  1. List property on your local MLS.
  2. List property on real estate websites.
  3. Market property.
  4. Stage property, if needed.
  5. Come up with a price that is right for current market.
  6. Deal with required paper work (listing, required disclosures, etc).
  7. Manage showings and showing feedbacks.
  8. Deal with attorneys, if involved.
  9. Deal with offers and closing.

Most of us are technology savvy and may have the skills to do all of the above on our own, but sometimes we lack commitment or confidence to deal with all the work that comes with selling.  If you are committed to go forward and have ample knowledge of the trade, there is no need for you to get a Realtor.  However,  you need to keep in mind  that new listings get a lot more attention than listings that have been sitting for a while, so make sure that you do put your best effort from the start, so you can sell your home faster and move forward with your life.

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