Should I Sell my Home by Owner or Use a Real Estate Agent?
When you are thinking about how to sell your home, there are many important decisions to make. Deciding to use a real estate agent is one of the more important choices you will make to help you sell your home. If you are considering trying to sell your home yourself consider this, homes that sell using a real estate agent have a 22% higher sale price* than homes for sale by owner. That is enough to cover the real estate commission 3 times! In addition to commanding higher asking prices, here are 184 things a real estate agent does for you in every transaction.
How to Find a Real Estate Agent?
Just like in many other profession, there are plenty of real estate agents to choose from, but finding the right agent for you is crucial. To find a real estate agent, you can look at different real estate agent websites, search google for how to find a real estate agent, or ask a friend who they have had a good experience with. Choosing the right partner is so important.
I am a licensed REALTOR which means that I am a member of the Mansfield Association of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. You can read my bio here including my extensive marketing background– I have a passion for real estate and assisting both experienced home sellers and first time buyers. I sell both residential and commercial real estate listings and am a proud agent with Sluss Realty, in Mansfield, Ohio. You have probably seen our bright yellow real estate signs all over town! Sluss Realty is the leading locally owned real estate agency serving Richland, Crawford, Ashland, Knox, Morrow and Marion Counties.
If you are considering selling your home in 2016, I encourage you to contact me, Stephanie Webb, to answer your real estate questions. I can help you understand local real estate values, home sales in your area, and what comparable home sales are taking place. Call me at 419.709.0489 or email me at StephanieWebbMarketing@gmail.com. I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.
*source National Association of Realtor’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.