Darin and Christina Cunningham | Re/Max Elite
278 Franklin Road Suite 190 | Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: 615.661.4400 | Fax: 615.661.4115
Christina: 615.394.4168 | Darin: 615.456.4086

Selling Your Home Fast is Easier With The Help of a Realtor

If you are selling your house you might be thinking you should just sell it yourself without the help of a real estate agent. Well, before you make the decision, you might want to give it some thought.

Selling a home involves a series of complicated transactions and paperwork that has to be completed before the sale is final. It also requires commitment and time and energy. You may need to take time out of your schedule to meet clients who want to view the house at various times. If you are an extremely busy person, that may pose a challenge.

Imagine the stress of moving out and add to that the stress of dealing with the clients. They may call at any time and ask to view the property, and you may not be available. It can be challenging. The paperwork to be completed needs to be accurate to avoid loses and fines.

For this reason and many others, it’s generally best to get a real estate agent to handle the sale for you. The agent performs a valuable service. They help you with their time, commitment, and knowledge of the market and many other nuances that can save you from a lot of headaches and possible financial losses.


When selling the house, the real estate agent knows all the tips and tricks needed to put the house on the market and have it sell before it starts to look like an albatross that no one wants. The agent knows how to market the house, how to stage it and which clients to show the property to and which clients aren’t likely to buy.

Risk of overpricing or underpricing

Coming up with the right price is important, and the agent knows how to gauge the market and your neighborhood. When you come up with the price yourself, you can overprice the house turning off prospectus buyers, or you risk underpricing the home and taking a loss.

Agents may not show your home

When you are selling your home, real estate agents won’t show your home unless you are a real estate agent yourself. There is no listing agreement, and the realtors can see that. The deal usually guarantees a buyers’ agent a commission for their participation in the sale. Realtors are generally not comfortable working with a self-represented seller.

Less comfortable buyers

Most of the prospective buyers are more comfortable working with an agent as compared to the homeowner. Buyers generally spend less time in the home when the owners are present compared to when the realtor is showing them around. The buyer is also not as comfortable talking about their feelings or concerns if the owner is present.

Market information

Real estate agents know and understand the market and homes. The agent knows what is the best time to list the home and when it may sell fast. The realtor also knows the market and the average price of a home in your market. They are trained in many nuances to help you have a good experience, get the best price for your home and keep you out of trouble.

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