Even when selling a home to a family member or friend, hiring a real estate agent is recommended. "Even seemingly simple and straightforward real estate transactions can get contentious, especially when the buyer is a family member. Sometimes hiring an agent to help you through the negotiation process can actually make things easier, and keep the family happier." You will most likely still need to know the value of the home and get some legal assistance from a lawyer. It will all be worth it to keep the cottage in the family! At Kawartha Waterfront Realty, we are always here to help!