Many people kick around the idea of putting up a “For Sale by Owner” sign in the front yard when they’re trying to sell their homes.

Fortunately for them, they realize why it’s so important to use a Realtor® when selling before it’s too late.

Real estate can be a legal landmine for unsuspecting sellers. However, that’s not even the biggest reason to work with a Realtor when you’re selling your home.

5 Reasons to Use a Realtor when Selling

Selling with an expert on your side makes sense for most people, because:

  1. A Realtor will screen people who come to your home—and that’s a luxury you don’t have when you sell it yourself. It’s good for safety reasons and for qualification reasons. Your Realtor will be able to find out whether people have been prequalified or preapproved before considering them prospective buyers.
  2. A Realtor will show your home when you’re not available, which gives you the freedom to go about your daily routines. Most buyers want to look at the home without you there anyway (it’s a little uncomfortable to lo