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Is it Possible to Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Broker?

Yes, selling a home without a real estate broker is entirely possible. However, only 8% of homes are sold each year without an agent. Most home sellers opt for agent representation because they want to increase the marketing exposure of the listing and, more importantly, want assistance with the critical and more complex parts of the transaction like negotiations, legal disclosures, contingency removals, contract disputes, and the details of escrow and title. Because there are many moving parts, great care must be taken to ensure the details are effectively handled. After all, selling a home is an extensive, complex financial and legal transaction.

 

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