Last year, the typical for sale by owner (FSBO) home sold for $208,700, while homes sold by agents went for an average of $235,000. This is especially true in this very strong seller’s market where multiple offers are very common.
Almost half of FSBO sellers choose this route because they want to avoid paying an agent’s commission fee. But in reality, I see that sellers using an agent net more on the sale than FSBO sellers — even after the commission is paid. 15% of FSBO sellers say that getting the right price for their home is the most difficult part of the sale. Starting out with the right list price is key – a detailed comparative market analysis is vitally important to arrive at the best list price to maximize your proceeds. Let me know if you are interested in having me do one for your home! No obligation, no pressure.
More than 92% of home buyers search online for homes, and they agree that the most stressful part of the buying process is finding the right property. When an agent lists your home on the MLS, it will appear on the popular home search sites. Buyers can also check out property details like beds, baths, and square footage, and view high quality photographs showcasing your home’s best features. I advertise all my listings locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for maximum exposure!
Meanwhile, less than 20% of last year’s FSBO sellers posted their homes on local or national search sites, or on online classified sites. The most commonly used marketing tool by FSBO sellers is a yard sign. This limits exposure tremendously and is not enough to generate a lot of traffic.
PAPERWORK / NEGOTIATION
No one likes red tape. Understanding and performing paperwork is a most difficult task for many FSBO sellers. Agents manage buyer and seller transactions each day. You shouldn’t be expected to know everything, but agents have the expertise needed to get you the most for your home.
WHEN YOU HIRE ME AS YOUR AGENT, YOU GET:
Experience – Expertise – Excellent Service
The right listing price, and a built-in negotiator to make sure you get nothing less.
Visibility on home dozens of search sites and other online marketing channels.
The bare minimum of paper work, and knowledge that will make you confident when you head to the closing table.
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When it’s time to sell or buy – or if you need just friendly advice, trust that you can turn to me! 704-650-5707