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  • Writer's pictureAshley Blackmore

Why would someone not use a real estate agent?

  1. Cost: Real estate agents typically receive a commission of 5-6% of the sale price of a property, which can be a significant expense for both buyers and sellers. Some people may prefer to handle the buying or selling process themselves to avoid paying this commission.

  2. Lack of trust: Some people may have had negative experiences with real estate agents in the past or may have heard stories of agents who were not honest or ethical in their dealings. This can lead to a lack of trust in real estate agents and a reluctance to work with them.

  3. Preference for DIY: Some people enjoy the challenge of taking on a project themselves and may prefer to handle the buying or selling process on their own, rather than relying on a real estate agent.

  4. Difficulty finding the right agent: Not all real estate agents are created equal, and some people may have difficulty finding an agent who is a good fit for their needs and preferences. This can lead to frustration and a reluctance to work with any real estate agent.

  5. The desire for privacy: Some people may value their privacy and prefer not to have a third party involved in the buying or selling process, especially if they are dealing with sensitive personal or financial information.

While there are certainly reasons why some people may not want to work with real estate agents, it's important to note that many people do find value in working with an experienced and knowledgeable agent who can help them navigate the complex process of buying or selling a home.


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