9 Benefits of Hiring a Realtor when Selling Your Home (Proven by NAR)
It’s no secret that the most popular way to sell your house is to hire a real estate agent. However, some homeowners are hesitant about it because of the commission they have to pay.
This makes them look into the option of selling their home “by owner”. At the first glance, it seems pretty simple in concept: you invest some time in the selling process, but in return, you don’t have to pay an agent fee.
However, it’s not always true. In fact, in most cases, hiring a real estate agent leaves a home seller with more money after the sale than if they chose the “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) route, even though they pay the agent fee. Plus, the seller saves time and avoids the hassle that comes with the selling process.
Take a look at this lovely infographic where the aforementioned benefits are explained, illustrated, and proven by using the data from the latest research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Additionally, HouseCashin demonstrate the example closing cost calculation for selling a house in Houston TX in two cases: agent-assisted sale vs. FSBO sale.