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Your home is most likely your largest asset.


When the market is favoring the Seller, it may seem like a slam-dunk to sell a home, and you may be wondering, "Why use a real estate agent? My house will practically sell itself!" 

Here are some key points why you should use a professional to sell....


The most common reason people decide to not hire a professional to sell there home is that they don't want to pay a commission. Understandable, after all, who wants to fork over 6%* of your homes sale price.


But did you know, research has shown that homes sell for significantly more when a seller works with a top rated real estate professional; offsetting or often even exceeding the amount that is paid in commission fees. 


In 2023, National Association of Realtors provided data showing that "For Sale By Owner homes" (FSBO) homes sold at a median of $310,000 last year, significantly lower than the median of agent-assisted homes at $405,000.

Mathematical Example:

By opting to not pay a 6% commission, and selling for 22% less, you would end up leaving 16% of your homes value on the table.


There are so many ways things can go wrong for a seller who tries to represent themselves in selling a home.


The legal aspects of the contract alone are getting harder to navigate and seller’s need a professional that can review and negotiate a solid contract, protecting their interests. In this fast, ever changing market, using an Real Estate professional who understands the local market and its demands, is the best way to ensure you are getting top value for your home, assist with qualified buyers, and make sure your investment is represented properly and sold.


I have a ton of training! Buying a home requires lots of forms, reports, documents, disclosures, and other technical stuff. I can help you prepare an offer, advise you with contingencies, avoid costly mistakes, and delays in the process. As a licensed professional, I also have even more search power than you do, when it comes to

finding listings that fit your criteria.


I know how to negotiate. It’s my job to help you be successful in this market. Knowing what to negotiate on and how to go about it, is part of my skill set. I have a solid network of connections within the industry, including but not limited to Mortgage Brokers, Contractors, Home Inspectors, Stagers, Title & Escrow Officers, CPAs, Insurance Brokers and Real Estate Attorneys.


When buying or selling real estate, you should have someone that is representing your interests. After all, buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make.

Content by Nina Brown Alameda Realtor

Content by Real Estate with Nina Brown

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