Given the proliferations of services that help home buyers and sellers complete their own transaction, you may have considered whether you should go it yourself instead of working with an agent.
However, there is no substitute for an experienced professional, and taking on all the responsibility yourself could be costlier than an agent’s commission in the long run.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, only 8% of home sales were accomplished as for sale by owner (FSBO), and of those, 77% knew their buyer personally. FSBO home sales had a median price of $200,000 in 2019, compared to the agent assisted home sale median price of $280,000.
With a real estate professional in your corner, you’ll have a partner by your side to advocate for you and advise you through the entire home sale process.