A few years back I was looking into how do I sell my inherited house in Chicago, and I ultimately decided not to go for a real estate agent. Whether or not you should use one comes down to what timeframe you have in mind, and how much work you are willing to do yourself.
Real estate agents have the know-how and the contacts needed to make the home sale process much easier. They can help you not only find and close the deal with buyers but also help you handle the paperwork involved. They can even guide you on how to increase the home’s value before the sale.
That said, all of this is something you can figure out how to do yourself if you have the time and patience for it. And you can choose to sell your home to a home buying company like this one as well, which is both faster and more hassle-free than trying to find a regular buyer.