If you're like most people attempting to sell their home without professional assistance, a desire to save the agent's commission is probably the main reason you've decided to go it alone. Believe me, I understand the impulse well. In the current economy, every dollar counts.
What you probably don't realize, however, is that professionally marketed properties routinely sell for more money than FSBOs. For instance, a Nationwide study found that the typical FSBO home sold for $145,000, while sellers represented by a real estate professional received an average of $175,000 for their properties. Even after deducting a six percent commission for the agent, these sellers came out $19,500 ahead of the FSBOs.
The reasons for this are threefold.
First, an experienced professional is able to price your home correctly right from the start. This is crucial. Overpriced properties often linger on the market for many months, eventually selling for less than they are worth. Pricing your home too low, on the hand, may well result in a quick sale without the seller realizing that they could have gotten another $10k-$20k.
Second, as capable REALTOR, Cindy Barron with Exit Realty Premier will launch an extensive marketing campaign in order to reach a critical mass of potential buyers for your property. Maximum market exposure results in maximum offers. And once an offer is made, you'll be represented by an expert negotiator able to get you the best possible price.
And finally, when you sell your home FSBO, buyers realize you're not paying a REALTOR'S commission and will expect you to discount your property accordingly. Ultimately you'll have done all the work and paid for advertising and marketing expenses out of your own pocket, while your buyer is the one who ends up saving the money that would have gone to your REALTOR®.
Of course, not all REALTORS® are created equal. If you'd like to discuss the sale of your home with a top real estate professional in your area, please give me a call at 561-810-7855. You may also wish to visit my Web site at www.sellingsouthfl.com to learn more about the comprehensive, client-focused services I provide.
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Author:Cindy Barron Phone: 561-810-7855 Dated: August 15th 2017 Views: 38 About Cindy: ...
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"When I sold my home I interviewed many Companies. Knowing most buyers come from the internet I was looking for a Company with a strong internet presence. I googled some terms like, "Lake Worth Homes For Sale" and "homes for sale in Lake Worth", and almost every time Exit Realty Premier was on the first page of Google. Then when I met with the agent from Exit Realty Premier and saw the HD photographs, aerial photos, on line visual tours and videos and all the technology I was sold. I signed with them and sold my home in record time, for the price I wanted and had a smooth quick closing. My agent was very professional and knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way.