There are more reasons than I could list in one post but, I wanted to share one of the best blog post I've ever read. 100% credit to @Homelight and Christopher Rogacz and Ashlyn Needham.
Full article link: https://www.homelight.com/blog/why-use-a-real-estate-agent/
A few of my favorite quotes from this post are:
"The most common reason people decide not to hire a real estate agent is “did not want to pay a commission or fee,” representing 36% of FSBO (For Sale By Owner) sellers. 2021 data from NAR shows that “FSBO homes sold at a median of $260,000 last year, significantly lower than the median of agent-assisted homes at $318,000.” If your agent charges a 6% commission, but you sell for 22% less, you’re giving up 16% in value in that scenario. An independent study from 2016 to 2017 bears this out: FSBO homes sold for an average of 5.5% less than agent-marketed sales."
"A lot of homeowners who are trying to sell themselves — chances are, the vast majority have not sold a number of homes. You won’t sell a home by merely listing it on websites and waiting for offers to come flooding in. They won’t. That’s where marketing comes in. There’s a difference between marketing a home and selling a home."
If you are considering listing your home or buying a new home, please follow the advice of this post and #bringbobbyby! It will be the best decision you've ever made.