Real estate agents provide a service to you, but do you pay them? If you are purchasing a home, the real estate agent will be paid through the sale of that home. You do not necessarily pay him a fee, in most areas. But, if you are selling your home, the real estate agents commission comes out of the sale price of your home. This may be important for you to take into consideration when it comes to setting your price.
How much is your home worth? Although a real estate professional can not tell you for sure how much it will sell for, he or she can help you to come to a price tag nonetheless. He will use information gathered from other homes sold in the area recently that are comparable in size and style to yours. This gives you a great estimate on the price your home is likely to sell for.