Selling your home-especially if you’ve never done it before—can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Strangers will come into your home and poke around in your closets and cabinets. They will criticize a place that has probably become more than just four walls and a roof to you, and then, to top it all off, they will offer you less money than you think your home is worth.
With no experience and a complex, emotional transaction on your hands, it’s easy for first-time home sellers to make lots of mistakes.
A good agent will help you set a fair and competitive selling price for your home that will increase your odds of a quick sale. An agent also help tone down the emotion of the process by interacting with potential buyers so you don’t have to and by eliminating tire-kickers who only want to look at your property but have no intention of writing an offer.