When selling a home, homeowners sometimes have to sell because of relocation, loss of income, change of family situation or economic hardship. If you “have to” sell, you may not be able to command the price you want. More positively, homeowners often sell to upgrade to a better home or cash in on profits generated from their home’s appreciation. In these cases, sellers have the luxury of waiting until the right buyer comes along. When faced with the above, home buyers and sellers often hire an ally to assist them in the process— a Realtor®. Thus, entrusting the transaction to experience, rather than trial and error.