Both real estate agents and selling privately are ways of selling your property. What to consider mainly is the risks and benefits involved in both ways. Selling privately usually avoids the better part of costs that are involved when using real estate agents. Moreover, real estate agents are professionals therefore they usually give knowledge and they can also protect your property legally.
Selling property privately has several risks despite of the reduced costs involved. It can be time consuming, all the price settings will be determined by you, you will be involved in marketing which is a hectic process, arranging and negotiating processes will be performed by only you.
Real estate agents add an advantage when selling your property despite the costs involved. They also ensure your property is in safe hands of potential buyers whose price is also best and favourable. They also offer the best advice on your finances as you work with them.
Considering the benefits, real estate agents have an added advantage despite the costs. There are fewer risks involved as compared to the benefits.