If you are selling your house, you may very well think that you can save time and hassle by doing it all yourself. The truth? Well, you CAN sell your own house. But it will probably take you a lot longer, you will spend a lot more time on paperwork, and you may not get as good of a price.
According to the National Association of Realtors, members ”are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly, subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.”
In addition, Realtors have the marketing know-how, the market resources, and the industry knowledge to help you prepare your home to sell, show it to the best possible potential buyers, and help you navigate the piles of paperwork.