The Whys and Wherefores of Hiring a Listing Agent
What can a listing agent do that I can’t do?
Why should I pay someone just to market my home when I can do it myself?
I was a real estate agent for a couple of years when I was in my twenties; why should I list my home with an agent when I know all about the business?
These are all good, relevant questions that many people ask themselves when it comes time to sell their homes. Now that tech-savvy homeowners have access to social media as well as a number of real estate websites, it’s only natural for them to believe that they can market their homes just as well as any listing agent can. That could be true in a few cases, but when it comes down to it, real estate agents know their stuff. They understand how home selling and home buying work; they know exactly what to do and what not to do. If you’re not sold on the idea, take a look at these five advantages of hiring a listing agent, and then decide for yourself.