What does an agent have access to that you don’t?
There are reasons to use a real estate agent to sell your home, aside from the work they will save you. Real estate agents have access to resources that people who sell their own homes do not, and those resources can result in a faster sale and a higher price for you.
- Real estate agents have access to the national and local Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. This is only available to real estate professionals, so you can’t list your own home on one. Other real estate agents use the MLS to find homes to show their clients, so you can attract a wide variety of potential home buyers.
- Real estate agents have an intimate knowledge of your local housing market and will know the ins and outs of how to sell a home there. Have prices in your town been declining, as they have been in many states across the country? Your real estate agent will know how to price your house to sell.
- Agents also have access to other agents and, via them, hundreds of home buyers.