Should I hire a real estate agent to sell my Hamilton Mill home?
Should I hire a real estate agent to sell my Hamilton Mill home? Are you thinking of selling your Hamilton Mill home? If so, do you really need a Real Estate Agent to sell your house in today’s market? Or should you put your home up For Sale By Owner? Fannie Mae suggests that in order to make a good decision, sellers need to consider the following information:
“Select how you’ll market and list the home (e.g., with a real estate agent or for sale by owner). There are pros and cons to each, but unless you are experienced at selling homes, it usually makes financial sense to get professional help—homes sold by real estate agents typically sell at a higher price and spend less time on the market. An agent will also help you determine the best pricing for the house, they’ll market the home, and they’ll be your advocate throughout the process.”
- Homes sold by agents typically sell at a higher price
- Homes sold by agents typically spend less time on the market
- An agent will help you determine the best pricing for the house
- An agent will market the home
- An agent will be your advocate throughout the process
Selling your house is a big decision and if you are considering selling your home by yourself, that is a choice you need to make. While most For Sale By Owners (94%) end up hiring an agent to sell their home after only 3 weeks you need to decide if hiring the right agent is in your best interest. Remember that you are dealing with one of the largest monetary investments you will ever make and do you want to have someone with little experience handling this or do you want to hire a professional to do it for you and make more money even after paying the real estate commissions.
If Fannie Mae says using an agent probably makes sense, perhaps you should interview a real estate agent before putting your house up for sale. Give us a call at Hermes Realty Group. We specialize in selling homes in Gwinnett County and Hamilton Mill. We will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
If you are considering selling your home by yourself, good luck. Hopefully it sells for you. If not and you want some advice on how to get your home sold and what it may sell for, call 844-I-SELL-ATL and ask for a free market analysis of your homes value.