TEMPTED TO BUY OR SELL A HOME WITHOUT A REAL ESTATE AGENT?
Let’s be honest. If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home in the Greater Charlotte area, you’ve probably asked yourself that very question.
Turn on the news, and you’ll hear stories of multiple offers and even bidding wars for homes in our area. You may even have thought… “I could sell my home myself and save a ton of money!”
And the truth is, you don’t legally need an agent to buy or sell a home.
But should you use an agent? Now, that’s a whole other matter!
There's no doubt that today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many markets, including the Charlotte region, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some home sellers to question the need for an agent. After all, why spend money on a listing agent when it seems that you can stick a For Sale sign in the yard then watch a line form around the block?
Some buyers may also believe they’d be better off purchasing a property without an agent. For those seeking a competitive edge, proceeding without a buyer’s agent might seem like a good way to stand out from the competition—and maybe even score a discount. Since the seller pays the buyer agent’s commission, wouldn’t a do-it-yourself purchase sweeten the offer?
We all like to save money. However, when it comes to your largest financial asset, forgoing professional representation may not always be in your best interest. Do the benefits outweigh the risks (and considerable time and effort) of selling or buying a home on your own—so you can head to the closing table with confidence?
In our latest blog post, we explore this question in-depth, openly and honestly. You can find it here → Should I Buy Or Sell A Home Without An Agent?
In the end, you have to choose the path that’s best for you and your family. But whichever way you go, please consider Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker a resource. We've been opening doors for Greater Charlotte area home buyers and sellers for over 20 years.
How Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners Can Help
If you’re in the market to BUY A HOME: We can add you to our “Insider Access” list. Get the scoop on homes available for sale in our area as soon as they come on the market.
Questions About Buying Or Selling A Home?
The best way to find out whether you need a real estate agent or broker is to speak with one. We’re here to help and to offer the insights you need to make better-informed decisions. Let’s talk about the value-added services we provide when we help you buy or sell in today’s competitive real estate landscape.
P.S. You may wonder why we would give away our time and resources to buyers and sellers who might not hire us. It’s because we genuinely like helping people, and we believe it’s the right way to do business.
If you don’t choose to work with us today, please think of us for your next transaction… or refer us to a friend, a colleague or a neighbor looking for a knowledgeable and trustworthy agent. We’d love to help.