6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Selling a Home


Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may be wondering if you should hire a real estate agent. There are several benefits to using a real estate agent when selling your home, including getting the best price for your home and finding the right buyer quickly. Here are six reasons to hire a real estate agent when selling your home.


Get the Best Price
One of the primary reasons you should hire a real estate agent when selling your home is because you’ll get the best price for your home. Highly trained and experienced estate agents will know how to market your home and will know what buyers are looking for. More importantly, if you are thinking of renovating, they will let you know which features will add the most value to your home. They will also be able to negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price possible. A common tactic used by real estate agents is to price the home below market price to gain interest and then let buyers bid higher than the market price, for example.


Find Buyers Quickly
If you have ever tried to sell your house by yourself, you might have realized how long it takes, however with a real estate agent, you’ll find the right buyer quickly. A good real estate agent will have a large network of buyers they can contact when they have a property for sale. In addition to this, they will do the screening process for you and only present you with the best offers. This means that they can find the perfect buyer for your home quickly. This means less time wasted with showings that won’t turn into a sale.


No Paperwork
Selling your house is rarely a straightforward process, and many documents need to be read and signed. However, if you were to hire a real estate agent, you won’t have to worry about paperwork or negotiations. Selling a home can be complicated and many of the documents can be confusing, but a good real estate agent will take care of all of the paperwork and negotiations for you. This will save you time and money, and allow you to focus on other things during this busy time, such as finding another home to buy or a place to rent after your house is sold.


Less Stress and Anxiety
While selling your house might seem fun in the beginning, it can quickly become very stressful, especially if the house has been sitting on the market without gathering interest. By hiring a real estate agent, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that everything is being taken care of correctly. When you work with a professional real estate agent, you can rest assured knowing that everything is being taken care of correctly – from marketing your home, finding buyers, and closing the deal.


Avoid Common Mistakes
One of the biggest benefits of hiring a real estate agent to help sell your house is that you’ll avoid common mistakes made by sellers. There are many common mistakes that sellers make when trying to sell their homes themselves – such as pricing their homes too high or too low, performing incorrect renovations, or not preparing their homes properly for sale. A good real estate agent will help you avoid these mistakes before you even make them and make sure that you get the best return on investment possible from selling your home.


Access to Advice and Resources
Finally, the last benefit on this list that hiring a real estate agent to help sell your home provides is that you’ll have access to resources and advice 24/7. When working with an experienced real estate agent, you’ll have access to valuable resources and advice 24/7 – which can be especially helpful if something goes wrong during the sale process or if you have any questions along the way. If you were to sell your home by yourself, you won’t have anyone to turn to if there is something you don’t understand, and no one to help you if something goes wrong.


Source: BOSS Editorial 


April 9, 2021 - Congratulations to Holly & Poete, they made the team!

US Equestrian announced the athlete/horse combinations that will represent the United States at the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship, scheduled to take place May 21-22 at San Rossore, Pisa, Italy. You can show your support via GoFundMe.



April 7, 2021 - Recently higher powered fireworks were legalized for purchase and use by PA consumers

New revisions allow the fireworks to be used anytime day or night. Rep. Peter Schweyer has introduced HB 988 that would repeal recent changes to the fireworks law and would reinstate the provisions as they previously existed. These higher powered fireworks are a hazard to neighboring homeowners and pose a fire hazard. They are a risk to pets and livestocks, especially animals prone to flight. Terrified livestock and horses can be injured as they attempt to escape from the noise and fireworks displays that are often exploding over pastures. Panicked animals are a risk to their handlers and to the public.


Here is an article in the Morning Call explaining the importance of adopting this bill: Lehigh Valley state representatives introduce bill to repeal law letting residents buy, set off powerful fireworks


Please share the article and contact your legislators and encourage them to support HB 988.


March 25, 2021 - Congratulations to our client Holly Corcoran!

Holly's 2 horses were selected for the USA World Endurance Championship Team to compete in May in Italy!



June 20, 2013 - Photos From The 2013 Equestrian Social

Thank you to all who attended our Equestrian Social held at the Cascade Lodge in Kintnersville, PA. The weather was picture perfect and we had a good turn-out!



May 12, 2012 - Cindy Stys Featured In Video to Promote and Help PA Horse Racing Industry

PA governor Tom Corbett plans to take $72 million from the Race Horse Development Fund every year for the next 3 years. This action poses a serious threat to not only the racing industry, but to the equine industry as a whole all across Pennsylvania. Trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, grooms, feed manufacturers, breeders, and other support personnel stand to lose their jobs if the governor goes through with his plan.

In a stand against the cut, the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has produced a video featuring many racing and equine industry professionals. Cindy Stys, Broker/owner of Cindy Stys Equestrian Properties, is featured in a segment of the video, and explains how this budget cut will affect not only the racing industry, but the preservation of Pennsylvania's open space, as fewer breeders will be interested in purchasing farms in this area due to decreased purses for race winners. The video will be presented to state legislators in an effort to put a stop to the potential devastation the horse racing community is facing.

The video can be viewed here:

If you are interested in joining the effort to save Pennsylvania Horse Racing, please contact your representatives and let them know how important it is to maintain funding for the racing industry.



 Photos from our Equestrian Social April, 2010 held at the Eastonian, in Easton, PA.  A special thanks goes to Wilson Black Photography for taking these photos.

 hostesses, Cindy Stys (left) & Carla Green (right)  Photographer Wilson Black caught in action!
   left to rt. Carla Green, Sam Campbell & Vern Kratz
 left to right Jean Koral, Bill & Noelle Vander Brink  
  left to right, Brigita McKelvie, & Carla Green
 Barbara Winn (left) & Cat Richie (right)  
Gail Carpency, Kris Smalley, JoAnne Herrera  Jody Scott & Tony Benicasa

Photos from our 2nd annual Polo Equestrian Social, July 11, 2009 at the Tinicum Park Polo Club co-hosted with Elite Equestrian. 

 Sam Campbell has a chat with Hesham ElGharby  Hesham ElGharby, Paul Peters, & Noelle Vander Brink
 Dale Himes and friend Nicole Freeland  Husband Guy & our baby came for a visit
Onlooker enjoys polo match - photo credit: Kelly Butz photo credit: Kelly Butz
photo credit: Kelly Butz photo credit: Kelly Butz

Photos from our 3rd annual Equestrian Social, March 26th, 2009 at the Eastonian in Easton.  Photo credits: Wilson Black Photography and Bucks County Equestrian 

Bill & Noelle Vanderbrink & Gai Campbell Tony El Chaar, Sam Campbell and AJ El Chaar
Gail Carpency and Jacqui Ritchie Tony Bennick, Jodi Scott & Sam Campbell
Our firm becomes a spokes person for MidAtlantic Farm Credit. Click to open :MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Our Lehigh Valley/Pocono Equestrian Social & Tackful Mission Project makes HORSENEWS: Click to open: Horse News article
Posted April 11, 2008: Thank you to all those who attended our Equestrian Social at the Eastonian (Holiday Inn) in Easton on April 10, 2008.  It was great to see so many of you there. We hope you enjoy the photos!



Noelle & Bill Vander Brink, Jacqui Richie

Frank & Betty Frasca & Dorothy Coughlin

Linda Gerkensmeyer gives biofeedback demo

Cindy Stys, Mike Schaffer & Sharon Hardy


Networking in full force

Work that room!


Posted February 26, 2008 It was so nice to see so many of you at the PA Horse Expo at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on February 21-24, 2008. Thank you to all those who stopped at our booth to say hello!


Posted March 4, 2007: In conjuction with MidAtlantic Farm Credit, we held our first edition of the Equestrian Social, March 1st 2007 at Sette Luna Restaurant in Easton, PA.  Read comments we received below...


Our first Social was well attended by many area equestrians including past Olympian (Sam Campbell, AUS team) and World Championship Medalist (Kim Walnes). Plenty of good networking took place which was the purpose of this event.


Kim Walnes, Cindy Stys, Mike Shaffer & Sam Campell

Photo on left: Sam Campbell flanked by Debi & Tony El Chaar of El Chaar Saddlery

Photo on right: Gail Carpency, VP of Lehigh Valley Dressage Association, Jacquie Richie, Manager of Bucks County Horse Park & Patti Thompson, President of Lehigh Valley Dressage Association.


Thank you so very much for organizing such a very fun evening.  It was great to meet so many wonderful people!  I hope that this is a yearly event, and I'll be sure to send any horse folks looking for property your way!  Thanks again, Kim
Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful evening.  Lorna and I both enjoyed ourselves as well as appreciated the opportunities to network with so many in the equestrian industry.  As a success to your concept of networking we received two additional advertisements for our annual program book. 
Jacqui Richie
Lorna Rittenburg
Bucks County Horse Park
Thank you(and Carla) for inviting me to the Equestrian Social.  What a wonderful idea!  I am truly sorry I didn't get there until later but I was great!  It was a very nice group of people.  Thank you again for having me.
Kindest Regards,
Patti Thompson

Thank you for last night. It was very enjoyable & I had a nice time.  I wish there were more nights like that. We all, as individuals have something to offer. Again, congratulations. It was fun. Sam Campell

Thank you for inviting me.  I had a great time and met a LOT of very interesting people. Mike