Benefits of Using a Realtor | DOBI

Benefits of Using a Realtor

For sale by owner homes sold, on average, for $77,000 less than agent listings in 2020


Correct pricing/comparative market analysis
For sale by owner homes sold, on average, for $77,000 less than agent listings in 2020. Your Realtor® is an expert in home prices for your area. They obsessively track the market and make note of any ups or downs that could affect your home’s value.

MLS (multiple listing service) for exposure
The MLS is an efficient exchange, where the greatest number of sellers and buyers can conduct business together. Having your home on the MLS increases its exposure, increasing the chances that someone will see it and want to buy it.

Working with a professional negotiator
Realtors are professional negotiators and will fight for your interests and keep the deal from falling apart. Negotiating directly with a buyer or seller is difficult and agents can save you thousands of dollars through years of experience in deal flow and negotiating.

Handling the paperwork
Working with a Realtor® can reduce and organize the documents you’ll need to generate and execute. Your Realtor® will draft the sales agreement for you and work with a title company or attorney to prepare the closing documents when the transaction concludes.

Vetting contractors
As you go to sell your house, you will likely work with all types of contractors, home repair professionals, staging companies, title companies, appraisers, and inspectors. Instead of researching these people individually and reaching out to them on your own, tap into your agents’ network of vetted contractors.

At the end of the day…
Real estate agents are experts in the field and can devote their time to all aspects of your sale. Agent sales are at an all-time high. In 2020, 92% of sales were executed by agents.