In this day and age, whether you admit it or not, we are all so connected to the internet and we are living in an age of information overload! We have all kinds of information, videos, photos, apps, tools and much much more at the touch of our fingertips.
Whit that said (or typed), the general clientele that is buying and selling properties are educating themselves like never before and getting tons of advice (good and not so good) from forums, chats, friends, family members, etc.. but the bottom line is that having a professional realtor (ally), by your side at the time of a purchase or a sale, is worth far more than what they are earning.
By having a professional agent or realtor on your team, you can have the peace of mind that all disclosures, new laws, inspection guidelines, government statues and bylaws are covered and that none of those things just mentioned have a chance to affect you or your investment.
Would you go fight a court case worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without an attorney? Would you invest hundred thousands of dollars without the careful advice of a financial analyst? Of course not, then why would you try to sell your largest investment by yourself?
I truly hope you see the benefit of working with a professional agent or realtor such as myself, to assist you in all your real estate needs.