Is Hiring a Real Estate Agent Necessary?

Here’s why you need an agent to help you find these four types of buyers.


An increasingly common question in this extreme seller’s market is, “Do I even need to hire an agent?” With homes flying off the shelves, a lot of potential sellers are questioning it. In this market, you don’t technically need an agent to sell your house. However, if you want to maximize the sale price and net proceeds of your home sale, you do need to hire one.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message, or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:22—Why do I need to hire a real estate agent?

0:37—What you do need an agent for

0:47—The four types of buyers

1:00—Type 1: Investors

1:59—What can happen when dealing with investors

2:07—Type 2: looky-loos, curious buyers, professional home shoppers

2:38—How an agent can help when dealing with these types of buyers

2:58—Type 3: Opportunistic buyers

3:28—Type 4: Relocating buyers

3:50—Why having an agent will help you reach and cater to these buyers

4:52—My advice as an agent and a homeowner

5:23—Results are better than I can get 

5:47—Wrapping up

If you have any questions for us about selling your home, buying a home, or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.