Some projects, such as painting the bedroom, lend themselves to a do it yourself approach. Others, like open heart surgery, are less conducive to that. So where does selling your home fit in?
To some extent, it depends on who you are and who you ask. In recent years, the idea of selling your own home instead of consulting a realtor has gained some attention. But then, so has the avian flu. And like the flu, going it alone with a house sale is tricky and fraught with hazards.
On the other hand, teaming with a real estate professional can be a shot in the arm for your financial and emotional health. While both approaches have their merits, there is a long list of pros to not leaving home sales in the hands of an amateur.