3 Reasons Real Estate Agents Trump Online DIY Programs

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These days, individuals who are buying or selling homes have more options than traditional real estate agents. In addition to brokers who understand the complexities of buying houses and selling properties, some companies offer DIY programs that allow people to list homes on their own or put in an offer on another place. However, taking care of your own real estate contracts is more difficult than people think. Here are three reasons real estate consultants and agents trump online DIY programs.  

1. Gain Access to More Buyers

You never know which markets the DIY program is designed to target, and some programs don't list your property on main listing services seen by agents around the country. For that reason, it makes sense to list with a real estate agent who has access to the Multiple Listing Service, also called the MLS. Additionally, real estate agents usually also represent home sellers and other homebuyers, helping their clients to learn about others who may be interested in your specific property. Some real estate agents also put together marketing packages for their clients, making it a breeze to sell difficult properties.  

2. Sell for More

You might have an idea of what your home is worth, but how will that translate into a sale? Since many buyers undervalue their homes or overestimate the potential selling price of the property, it is easy to either list for the wrong amount or repel buyers by posting the property for too much online. On the other hand, part of a real estate agent's job is to value the property accurately and list it for the right amount, making it easy to appeal to the masses. Furthermore, since real estate agents are used to showing properties and highlighting the neat things about the property, your home may sell for more, which can be really helpful when it comes time to invest in another house.  

3. Real Person, Real Answers

Instead of emailing a stranger online and asking a very specific question about your home, work with a professional agent gives you the chance to sit down with a professional, ask the questions you need to, and then move forward with a plan. Real estate agents can also work with other professionals, simplifying negotiations and helping you to rest a little easier.   Investing in real estate can be difficult and complicated, so don't leave the process to chance. By working with a real estate pro, you can enjoy a smooth transition into a home, while getting top dollar for your own listing. Reach out to a professional today to see what the market in your area is doing.  

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