Don't Go It Alone: Use a Pro to Sell Your Home
When the time comes to sell your home, you must decide whether to seek assistance from a real estate professional or attempt to sell it yourself. Take a tip from the Texas Association of REALTORS® : You can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by listing your home with a broker.
People who try to sell their own homes are denying themselves the benefit of a real estate professional who is trained to sell real estate on the terms most advantageous to the party he or she represents. In fact, studies show that very few homeowners who attempt to sell their homes by themselves end up doing so without the help of a real estate professionals and, of those who do, 50% say they would never attempt it again because of all the hassles they went through.
These guidelines can help you find a broker to meet your home-selling needs:
The following questions may be helpful in selecting a broker:
"Any good real estate broker keeps the clients' interests in mind at all times, provides frequent status reports, and has a clear understanding of the housing market and financing terms," said Louise Hull, 2000 chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS® . "To maximize exposure and minimize problems, enlist the services of a broker. Your peace of mind and a great deal of money are at stake. With professional assistance, the home-selling process can be made much easier."