Why Should I Use a Listing Agent to Sell My Home?

The Benefits of a Good Agent When Selling Your Home in Today's Market

In today’s real estate market, with homes selling quickly and inventory being low, many people believe that selling their home without an agent is the best option. The current market trends may lead you to believe that for-sale-by-owner is the best choice to receive top dollar, but this type of transaction often has unforeseen consequences. A real estate agent can help you navigate the many nuances of the process from start to finish, so you can make the best decisions when selling your home.

There’s been a shift in buyer behavior this year. Buyers are no longer “walking in and buying everything on the market.” The benefit of a great agent is that they know buyers are becoming choosier and will work to present your home in the best way to attract today’s buyers. This includes staging, taking professional photos and videos, and creating descriptions that highlight your home's best features.

Making the decision to sell your home is only one step of a much more complex process. When sellers choose to sell on their own, they often don’t realize how many steps are actually involved in selling a home. From preparing to list, negotiating the offer that fits your needs best, to closing day, having a real estate agent ensures an expert will be with you during each and every step.

In Northeast Florida, we’re also seeing many buyers relocating from out of state. Our team has sold multiple homes with the buyer never having seen the home in person, making professional photos, videos, and staging even more important. The ability to showcase your home with these online tools, in addition to virtual showings, helps buyers get the best possible view of your home.

If you are interested in selling your home, hiring a professional agent can help you receive top dollar and reduce the stress of the sales process. If you’d like to learn more about how our experienced team can help you navigate today’s market, contact us via our website or call 904-465-9139.



Savannah Rooney

Savannah Rooney

Marketing Coordinator

Savannah Rooney is the newest addition to the Lisa Barton Team. She recently graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology with her bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Her specialties include digital marketing and social media. She currently resides in Jacksonville's bustling Riverside community.