The real estate market is on the move right now. There are lots of homes for sale and plenty of buyers checking them out. Additionally, interest rates are still at record lows. With all of this movement in real estate, many buyers and sellers may be thinking that it is time to sell. And… wouldn’t it make sense to do it on my own? It cannot be that hard? Perhaps I could find a buyer on Craigslist?
Statistics show that there are real benefits to using a real estate professional to help you buy or sell a home, instead of participating in For Sale by Owner. In fact, according to national data on home sales calculated by the Association of Realtors®, a seller who hires a Realtor® actually sells his or her home for an average of $46,000 more than a seller who sells on his (or her) own.
Why You Should Sell Your Home with an Agent
Check out the infographic below for more details on the pros and cons of buying and selling on your own.