Avoid this costly pitfall when selling your home.

By Sabra Morris  |  April 8, 2019

People move for a number of reasons: a work relocation, job change, desire to be closer to extended family, or because they found an incredible property elsewhere.

Whatever has sparked you to make the move, if you’re thinking of putting your current home on the market, it’s likely time to speak to an agent. It’s also likely that you know at least one person who is an actual agent, and that the agent may be an actual friend.

Win / win, right? Not necessarily.

According to a recent Reader’s Digest article (aptly titled 18 Signs You’re About to Hire the Wrong Real Estate Agent), hiring a friend or family member might not be the right move. Your friend may be new to the business or simply “too close to home” to be able to help you make objective decisions about your pricing strategy.

But herein lies the problem: If you don’t go for who you know, how do you know that who you don’t know will know how to help? Flustered yet? It’s enough to make your head spin. Let us put your mind at ease.

Purplebricks agents are  committed, but also impartial. We’re full-service REALTORS®, here to advise and committed to getting you the best price. If you’re thinking of getting into the market, we suggest finding your local Purplebricks agent and contacting us to book a listing appointment. The time and information is free, and there’s no further obligation. Plus, we’re just really excited to help you. Interested?

You might also like ...​

Subscribe to our newsletter

Meet our people, read commentary on the latest market trends, get sound advice and discover home decór and design ideas.

Email address

Follow us

Catch us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we offer up real estate tips, engaging articles and home-related humor on the daily.

Low fixed fee. See how much you can save.