Why You Should Have a Real Estate Agent When Pricing Your Home

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Whether you know a little bit about the market or you've sold a home before, you may be considering pricing your own home to avoid the assistance of a real estate agent. However, there are many benefits associated with consulting an agent when selling your home. Before making a final decision, consider the following tips.

They Know the Neighborhood

It's great if you have familiarity with market prices, but knowing a neighborhood is key when it comes to determining price. The right agent will be able to help you arrive at a price that is good for your home and practical for the area you're selling in.

Is the Market Hot?

The price may be right, but if the market has cooled off, you may have to make a compromise to sell it. Instead of trying to arrive at this on your own, an agent will be able to provide insights into the best strategy.

They've Sold in The Area

A local agent may have sold properties in your area recently and may be aware of the price potential. With this added expertise, they can walk the line between your ideal price and what you can get.

Preparing a Plan B

An agent may agree to go with a higher selling pricing if you're committed to it, but they will also help you make another plan if the price doesn't work out. It's disappointing to not get what you're asking for, but it's better to have a plan just in case.

Saving on Stress

It's one thing to decide on the price of your home, but it's quite another to deal with all the stress if it lingers on the market without an offer. If an agent assists you in determining your price, they'll also be there to shoulder some of the stress.

When It Comes to Negotiating

The negotiation following a home offer is make-or-break for selling your home, so having an agent is a great benefit. While they won't be able to make the decision for you, they can serve as a helpful guide in determining an appropriate counter offer.

Many homeowners want to embark on selling their home on their own, but a real estate agent can be very helpful in determining a purchase price and assisting with the negotiations. If you're currently getting prepared to sell your home, you may want to contact one of a real estate professional for more information.

If you have any questions regarding home mortgages, buying a home, or other advice about selling your home in Bucks County, feel free to call me directly at 215-519-1399.






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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I could not imagine purchasing a home without a real estate agent in today's market

Jan 10, 2017 07:44 PM #1
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Selling your home or buying a home, is probably the largest financial transaction you will make, and going it alone without the experience of a trained professional is taking a huge risk.  Anything can go wrong, and very often does.. one word in a clause or condition could cause you end up in a legal battle.

Jan 10, 2017 08:04 PM #2
Peter Mohylsky
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

Great post with ideas on the pros of dealing  with a realtor rather than facing the world alone.

Jan 10, 2017 08:45 PM #3
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

These are all great reasons to use a REALTOR when selling a home.

Jan 10, 2017 09:02 PM #4
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Solid advice Martin.

It does pay to hire a competent professional when results matter.

Jan 10, 2017 10:35 PM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Pricing the home properly will get people in the door to look at the house, and then get it sold.

Jan 11, 2017 03:52 AM #6
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