Unless you are a Realtor, you probably don't follow the real estate market very closely. Most people lose interest in following the intricacies of the housing market once they have successfully bought or sold their home.
As a Realtor, my livelihood depends on my knowledge of the housing market, relationships with key professionals in finance, home inspection, title insurance, and others. It's paying attention to the little details and maintaining good working relationships with other professionals that makes working with a Realtor a real value. You could end up spending tens of thousands of dollars more when you go it alone and aren't aware of vital factors in your transaction.
With that in mind, here are four major reasons you should consider using a certified Realtor the next time you sell a property:
1) A Realtor will know how and where to advertise the sale of your property.
2) A Realtor has the power to market your home to other agents, who have buyers looking for homes at the moment.
3) A Realtor will help you negotiate the sale of your home using relevant and up-to-date data.
4) A Realtor will help seal the deal on your home with a successful closing. Issues are bound to come up during escrow, and a Realtor will know the resources needed to get a quick resolution.