Though the current real estate market is moving quickly, the process of selling your home is anything but easy. Because of access to do it yourself websites, there are those who think that selling their home without the help of a REALTOR® is the best route to take. 

Having a REALTOR® sell your home will ultimately work better for you in the long run. REALTORS® provide a number of benefits to you when it comes time to sell your home. That is why we have taken the time to list the top 5 reasons you should work with a Realtor. 


1. Experience & Expertise

While some people may only go through the home buying or home selling process a few times throughout their lives, REALTORS® make it their business to help people buy and sell homes. REALTORS® have extensive experience and knowledge about the current market and legal parameters. This expertise can help save you time and money. 


2. Knowledge & Familiarity with the Neighborhood

Because REALTORS® are constantly in and out of so many homes, they possess key knowledge and insight into the local areas. They can quickly attest to key selling points such as neighborhood price points, demographics, and information on local schools. 


3. Negotiation Experience

Negotiations often involve more aspects than just the price of a home. Repairs, closing costs, price, and possession date can all be negotiable factors. A REALTOR® will actively work on your behalf to help you get the best price for your home while negotiating an agreement that meets your needs.


4. A Guide through the Selling Process

Selling your home requires a variety of forms, reports, and documents. A REALTOR® will handle compiling all of the necessary information while also scheduling open houses and showings, conducting property research, and marketing your real estate property. By working with a REALTOR®, your home is listed on the Multiple Listing Service - a database used by real estate professionals for viewing homes for sale. 


5. Fair & Ethical Treatment

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of Realtors. Every member must abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. This code is based on serving client interests, protecting the public, and professionalism. By working with a certified REALTOR®, you have an unbiased professional whose main goal is to help you get the best offer possible for your home.


Selling your home can be an extensive process and will likely be the largest investment you will make. It is important to work with a REALTOR® to help assist you throughout the selling process to ensure everything is handled correctly. At HomeLink Realty, our certified REALTORS® are more than capable of assisting you with selling your home. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you get the best offer for your home.

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