Don’t Go FSBO! - Top 6 Reasons To Use A Realtor

Don’t Go FSBO! - Top 6 Reasons To Use A Realtor
 OMG John 6/27/2018 11:42 AM

We’ve been running into stories from clients who were soured on the idea of using a real estate agent because of a bad realtor experience in their past, but after trying the “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) route, they wanted to find some great realtors to work with. Besides being realtors ourselves, why do we recommend that people avoid trying to FSBO their homes when they’re working on selling?

Top 6 Reasons To Use A Realtor Instead Of FSBOing -

Realtors Have Expertise

In our experience, a bad realtor experience can often be tied to using an inexperienced realtor.

When it comes to good realtors they have  experience buying and selling homes. They can offer plenty of advice on staging your home, negotiation tactics, and other items that you need to know to effectively sell your home.

With That Expertise Comes Pricing Strategy

Because realtors work with the local community and know other houses in the area, they can set your pricing strategy up for success from the beginning of the sale, instead of having to reduce the price after the house sits on the market for a while. By listening to their advice on strategy - and any tips they give you that could get you more money - you can set the sale of your home up to go quickly and smoothly.

Speaking Of Negotiating, Realtors Can Be Aggressive

When selling your home, negotiating to get the best price can be cumbersome and there can even be some legal issues in play. Realtors know what they can promise, what they can say, and how to get the best price for your home.

Realtors Have Great Networks

Realtors not only know the community, but they also know people! Included in their network are:

  • mortgage brokers,
  • real estate attorneys,
  • inspectors,
  • home stagers,
  • interior designers,
  • handymen,
  • contractors,
  • and more!

Utilizing their references may even result in some discounts!

Realtors Love Paperwork

Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating here! Realtors don’t necessarily love paperwork, but we understand the ins and outs of every form, every agreement, and every piece of paper that’s needed to sell your home. There can be a lot of documentation needed and it’s full of legalese. This can be cumbersome and hard to navigate for anyone who takes on a FSBO listing.

Realtors Are Invested In Selling Your Property

They only get paid if they sell your home. Let’s say that again, realtors only get paid when the sale of your home goes through!

They’re working on commission and they do a lot to earn that commission. Between showings and marketing, they spend a lot of their time - and their own money! - to make that sale happen.


Don’t let a bad realtor experience affect your decision when it’s time to list your home! If you and your family are preparing to sell your home or are getting ready to start house-hunting, contact the Fairfield Team and we can help you get started or answer any questions about the Omaha housing market!