Why You Should Use a REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

With the complexity of real estate transactions today, the disclosure that’s required, security concerns and so much more, using a REALTOR® to sell a home is just the wise thing to do.

A professional REALTOR® will take care of all the functions that sellers themselves either can’t do – or can accomplish only with much difficulty.


I always say that you can sell an Oriental rug in a garage sale in Denver, Colorado, or you can ship it off to Sotheby’s. Where are you going to get the best price? You will get the best price at Sotheby’s, of course, because of the exposure.

A REALTOR® will place your listing in the multiple listing service, where all agents in the market will see it, but that’s only the start. He or she will work with you to market your home, both to consumers and within the real estate community. Marketing strategies may include flyers, online exposure, “Just Listed” notices and networking with other REALTORS®.  You will notice that The Daryl Smith Team’s marketing strategies are far more comprehensive than others.


A REALTOR® will compare prices of recently sold homes in your area, consider features unique to your home, and use all of his or her expertise in helping you arrive at the right price to get your home sold in a timely fashion.  Most will provide a Comparative Market Analysis for free. REALTORS® keep buyers and sellers realistic as to what market conditions really are. Click here to view similar recently sold homes in your neighborhood. The Daryl Smith Team will help you analyze and make sense of your personal market analysis.

Locating and Qualifying Buyers

Buyers are frightened by for-sale-by-owner properties and they distrust them. They don’t drive up and down streets looking for homes for sale. And they don’t have easy access to home values, which REALTORS® can provide.

When you list with a REALTOR®, it increases the odds that the right buyer will discover your home. And a REALTOR® will make sure that anybody who goes through your home will be qualified to purchase it and is a serious buyer, and not somebody who might be looking at your home for purposes other than buying it. Further, a REALTOR® will manage the showing process so you don’t have to. The Daryl Smith Team will make sure the buyers we bring through your home are pre-qualified to purchase.


Selling a home is very emotional. When buyers and sellers are working directly with each other, they’ll often nitpick and try to get the last word in. A REALTOR® serves as a buffer between the buyer and seller and takes much of the emotion out of the process. Another thing: Sellers who use a REALTOR® traditionally get a higher price than those who sell it themselves.  The Daryl Smith Team will negotiate on your behalf to help you get the best value for your home.

Managing the Transaction

It’s not just about selling the house. It’s about knowing all the current regulations and staying on top of the details. Managing home sales is a tough journey even for a seasoned professional, let alone an inexperienced owner.

Are you aware of legal requirements as to what you must disclose? Do you know what escrow is? What about earnest money? Do you know how to write a sales contract or where to get the sales contract from? REALTORS® know the answers to all these questions and know exactly what tasks to perform at what time to keep the transaction progressing efficiently.  The Daryl Smith Team will be your advocate every step of the way.

(Excerpts from an article on remax.com written by Denice Reich (CDPE), RE/MAX Central Alliance, Denver, Colorado)

Why You Should Use Daryl Smith to Be Your REALTOR®

Daryl will help keep the entire selling process in perspective for you!  He does much more than just list your home.  He gets it SOLD!   His networking and marketing are extensive and cutting edge!  As a full time agent since March 1995, Daryl has become one of Northwest Ohio’s top producing professionals year after year (Life Member of Toledo Board of REALTORS® (TBR) Million Dollar Club.  Daryl is among the top 1% of all members of the Toledo Board of REALTORS®. He has become a State of Ohio Top Producer recognized by the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR).  Daryl is also recognized within RE/MAX as one of our country’s top producing real estate agents.  Daryl graduated with his MBA from the University of Toledo and his BSBA from Bowling Green State University.

The Daryl Smith Team has the experience and knowledge it takes to get your home sold at top dollar, regardless of the economy.  They can guide you through the entire process and is there for you every step of the way!