A qualified, competent realtor/ real estate broker will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the homeowner in many ways:
Being a third party, potential buyers are more likely to tell your broker the truth about your home, even if it is unflattering. This objective viewpoint will help you make the necessary changes to get your home sold.
Your time is valuable. A real estate broker allows you to spend your time how you want.