Selling a property can be a very difficult undertaking. To ensure the smooth sale of your home in today’s highly competitive market, the help of a professional can be invaluable. A real estate sales professional can deal with the many issues that can arise during the process from advertising, qualifying a prospective buyer, finding financing options, the conveyances of title, taxes and other closing details. The experience and expertise of a professional can come in handy in motivating a prospect to buy. Real estate professionals also have access to out-of-town buyers, as well as local buyers.
Also, consider the fact that throughout a transaction real estate agents have to act as a broker, a photographer, an interior designer, a marketer, a financial analyst, an attorney, a master negotiator, a personal assistant (with endless games of phone-tag & scheduling conflicts), a liaison, a therapist, and even times a lumberjack.
Bottom line: finding a real estate agent for either buying or selling a home will save you a lot of time, money, and a headache in the long run. Most agents call real estate their full time job, no need to create another job for yourself – leave the work to them.