We live in an ever changing world of technology, convenience and innovation. The way you would have sold your home as little as a decade or two ago has changed drastically from the real estate practices we see going on today. In world of realtors, free advertising websites and realtor-free methods, it can be difficult to find the right way to sell your home. Should you be conventional or should you hop on the band-wagon?


Finding a trusted realtor to evaluate your home, research the comparative market and list it accordingly is the traditional way to sell your home. Is this conventional method a ‘bad’ way to sell your home? No, of course not. One thing that this conventional method has in spades is accountability and trust. Realtors are governed and held to strict standards of practice. This means that you can bet on them to follow the rules, know the laws and be honest about the things that matter. Few other contemporary methods of home sale can say the same thing.

The band-wagon

Marketing your home on a commission-free program allows buyers and sellers to interact without the use of realtors. Through these website, buyers and sellers can access all the paperwork they need to make an offer or draw-up a purchase agreement. The selling-feature of these sites is that because there is no realtor involved, people don’t have to pay a realtors commission. The only problem with that is, of all the ways to sell your home, and all the variables involved in the process, is it worth the professional sacrifice to save a few bucks?


Private sales. Many people choose to just do it all themselves and then hand it over to a lawyer for review. This style is also geared toward more frugal buyers and sellers. Sellers use free advertising sites to post their home ads and build interest, but this may not be the best way to sell your home – at least not for everyone.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 4:48pm CDT.