Advantages of working with a real estate agent to sell a home

by Eileen Gilroy 10/15/2023

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ve likely considered the possibility of doing it on your own. While there are some benefits to selling without an agent, the advantages of having a professional at your side are paramount. Here are some of the key advantages of working with a real estate agent when selling a home:



Pricing expertise 

Determining the right listing price is crucial to attracting buyers while maximizing your profit. Real estate agents have the market knowledge and analytical skills to accurately assess your home's value and set a competitive price.



Marketing & exposure

Agents can create effective marketing strategies to promote your home listing. They have access to various channels, such as online listings, social media platforms, and professional networks, to reach a wide pool of potential buyers.



Showcasing & staging

Agents can offer advice on staging your home to enhance its appeal to buyers. They know how to highlight its best features and create a favorable first impression, increasing the likelihood of a quick sale.



Handling negotiations

Negotiating with buyers can be complex and emotionally charged. Real estate agents act as intermediaries, skillfully representing your interests, managing offers, and facilitating counteroffers to secure the best possible deal.



Transaction management

Selling a home involves extensive paperwork and legal obligations. Real estate agents are well-versed in these processes and can handle the administrative tasks, ensuring all documents are thoroughly prepared and deadlines are met.


Overall, working with a real estate agent provides you with professional expertise, market insights, and a dedicated representative who can guide you through the complexities of buying or selling a home. Rather than go through the process alone, seek out a real estate professional to help you achieve your selling goals.

About the Author

Eileen Gilroy

Eileen is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and has been in the industry since 2004. Her experience in home sales range from a $4,000,000 single family home to a $100,000 Co-op. She covers both Westchester and Putnam County and works with both buyers and sellers.  "My love for Westchester and particularly the Hudson River Valley is one of the many reasons why I enjoy working in real estate". She is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. She grew up in Tarrytown and moved to Briarcliff Manor where she raised her family. She received her MPA from Pace University and worked many years in the Human Resources field. She held the title of Vice President of HR for the largest teaching hospital in Westchester and Director of Classification and Compensation for one of the largest employers in Westchester County. After a successful HR career, Eileen decided to retire to make a full time commitment to her real estate clients. Outside of work you can find Eileen on the Tennis, Platform, or Pickleball Court along with Hiking in Westchester or the surrounding counties.