Why use a Property Seller Agent Rather than Selling Privately?

  • May 02, 2022
  • Real Estate
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You may have thought of selling your home at a prime location in the booming market. However, you could really use the increased value of your house to pay off your debts, buy a bigger home in a quieter neighborhood, and even fulfill some aspirations.

But when you sell your home, lately or more commonly, "For Sale by Owner,” FSBO, you find little or no takers for it at your asking price. Suddenly, the move that could save you thousands of dollars in agent commissions seems remotely intelligent.

There are many reasons you should use a property seller agent instead of going the FSBO way.

Top 9 Reasons to Use a Property Seller Agent

Here we list the top reasons you consider while hiring real estate agents in Houston, Texas for selling your home for the best price.

1. Wider Search

If you have ever been on a fishing boat, you know that the wider you cast a net, the more chances you catch many agents. Similarly, the more comprehensive your property listing is marketed and reaches target buyers, the better options you will have to realize the best price.

Sometimes, with a greater reach, you can get a price that you never even thought of!

But selling privately, without using a seller agent, you end up casting a net closer to your boat and having only a few offers. Moreover, even those offers may not meet your minimum reserve price.

2. Expertise Helps

Real estate agents in Houston, Texas, bring the training and expertise in assessing the property value, finding the best buyers, showcasing your property, and even negotiating on your behalf.

When you try selling privately, you lose the chance to benefit from these skills.

3. Understanding Formalities

Buying and selling a property requires you to sign many papers and fill out forms. As you are not an expert in selling properties, you may inadvertently miss out on vital details.

This may come as willful concealment of vital information and attract a penalty or criminal charges.

A trained property seller agent would complete all these formalities on your behalf and would save you future troubles.

4. Availability

For you selling your property may be a priority, but family and job take precedence. You cannot make it work every time a potential buyer comes visiting your property. You may be at work, driving, with friends, or just want some alone time.

In the case of real estate agents, it is their full-time job. They make adjustments to their schedules to accommodate potential buyers and can represent you at any time of the day.

5. Licensed Agents

There are spurious property seller agents, no doubt. But most real estate agents in Houston, Texas are licensed, ethical, and trustworthy. They are adequately trained, have a moral code of conduct, and are regulated through their licenses.

6. Avoid Emotional/Distress Sales

If you are selling the home you have or live in, it can be emotional stress. You may change your mind at the last moment, demand too much price, or even agree to a lower price under the influence of overwhelming emotions.

A reliable property seller agent would never be swayed by emotions and would negotiate hard to get you the best price.

7. Weed Out

There are window shoppers in the real estate market too. They come to see every house on sale, as they have nothing better to do. If you entertain every such "buyer", you will be overwhelmed when an actual customer shows up.

With their training and experience, property sellers can identify such buyers and stop them from wasting their time. They do this by asking pointed but polite questions to reveal the real intentions of the buyers.

8. Negotiation Skills

Even when you have experience in sales, you may not have the one required to sell a property. Every commodity and product is different, and a sales executive for cars cannot be expected to know about homes.

Your inexperience and lack of knowledge are bad for you.

9. Selling with Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas at HouseHold Rebate have already helped thousands of sellers and buyers. However, the most important benefit of teaming up with the Jay Thomas Real Estate Team is that you will get the best services. 

Selling with Jay Thomas Real Estate Team is:

  • Simple: Our agent recruitment process is thorough and exhaustive, helping you with a seamless and straightforward process.
  • Result-oriented: Our property seller agents are result-oriented and goal-oriented, and never lose sight of their goal – selling your property.
  • Savings: With fetching a higher price, you earn more, but you save more with lower commissions.

Finding a Realtor in Houston TX?

If you are looking for an experienced real estate agent in Houston, TX, contact the Jay Thomas Real Estate Team. We have helped thousands of property owners to find the best deals and sell their homes at the best prices. 

Contact us now at +1 832-889-5607 or drop an email at

Hello! I'm Jay Thomas, A REALTOR in Houston, Texas. Chances are you and I share a similar passion, Real Estate! I also have a passion for building businesses, working out, inspiring others, technology, sports, and people. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram!

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