Using a real estate sales agent does not work for everyone. Many people do not want to pay high commissions or wait for months to see if a buyer will come along. And open houses are a real bother.
Open houses are a pain because it takes so much time and energy. First you have to clean the entire house as if it were a hospital. Then you have to leave your own house for hours on a weekend when you are supposed to be relaxing. And the whole time the agent is letting strangers walk through your bedrooms and closets. There’s a creepy factor to that.
Real estate agents are good salespeople because they paint a picture full of roses and teddy bears. But they never mention the real life of a house seller is full of waiting and wondering and praying for a buyer to come along who will give them a fair offer for their house.
And no one really likes having to sign a 6 month commitment to use only one single agent. That may severely tie your hands and cause months of waiting…that you don’t have.