Laura June and Ari Lahdekorpi RE/MAX Little Oak Realty

Why Not Sell Your Home Yourself?

If you’re planning to sell your home, it’s probably crossed your mind to try to sell it yourself and save the
sales commission. But, there are some very good reasons why that would be a mistake.
According to housing industry experts at and, more homes listed by real
estate agents are sold than homes marketed by owners, and they tend to sell more quickly, with the least number of issues and for more money.

Homes listed by real estate professionals get more exposure and their sellers get more support. Real
estate professionals offer many advantages:

• They’re trained and licensed professionals.
• They have experience in your neighborhood and your market.
• They have oversight from brokers and state licensing officials.
• Their job is to advise you the best way to reach your goals.
• Their continuing education keeps them up-to-date on housing issues.
• They know how to present your home and deal with buyers.
• They know how and where to market properties.
• They know how to overcome typical snags that occur in all real estate transactions and closings.
• They understand state-required disclosures and look out for your best interests.
• They understand personal safety and security for your belongings during showings.
• They know the best resources to make transactions go more smoothly, from bankers to homestagers
to contractors.
• They have the most accurate data sources – the MLS, the only data repository that has the most upto-date
listing and sales information.
• They know how to negotiate.
• Their job is making real estate transactions successful.

When you market your own home, you have to make the time to do all the jobs a real estate professional
would do, and you’ll be competing against other sellers who have real estate professionals by their sides.
If you can’t leave work to show your home, or you feel it requires more knowledge and experience than
you have, you can’t go wrong by hiring a well-respected real estate professional.

No comments

Post Your Comment:

The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB.
Find out more information about real estate tips and real estate blogs in surrey and north delta. All brought to you by re/max real estate specialists Sheri Brown