You may have seen your friend sell their house on their own or you may want to do it yourself with the same hope. A Real Estate Agent is still important though. Sure, it can save you commission costs and that may be your main motivation to do it yourself. However, you may lose more money that you could make or save!
Being your own real estate agent is a full-time job and if you are already employed, how are you going to manage? If you want to make the deal, you have to keep your appointments and make new ones daily.
The world would be a better place if it was filled with reasonable people. Selling your house on your own, you expose yourself to being bullied by the buyer. Your real estate agent will never let this happen. He will protect your interests and negotiate the best deal for you.
Make one little mistake and you could be sued by your buyer! Its serious, the business of real estate is serious. A real estate agent has vast experience in these matters and, therefore, is legally safer. You can depend and rest assured your agent will protect you.
You real estate agent can never cheat you. They will never cheat because your best interest is their fiduciary duty.
If you are selling your home on your own, you have to show your home to prospective buyers. You are opening your home to strangers and some of those strangers may not really be interesting in buying – they may be more interested in theft or causing you bodily harm. A real estate agent puts a lock on your doors so that only you and he/she and other agents have the lock combination. If anyone enters your home, then entry is logged at a main office and the identity of the person entering is recorded. This protects you from home invaders and you don’t have to be present to have your home shown.