Selling Your Property: Realtor or FSBO
Is it better to sell your home with a Realtor or go FISBO – For Sale by Owner? There are pros and cons to each. In general, a Realtor, being a professional, is more likely to get your house sold sooner, and with less time and effort on your part. If you sell it yourself, it takes more time, and could leave you vulnerable to costly mistakes, but you do save on the commission.
The biggest reason to sell your house yourself is to save on the commission. Realtors’ commissions average around 6% – which is a chunk of money. A $200,000 sale would cost you $12,000 in commission. That’s a huge incentive to try to sell your home yourself. FISBO does not mean you have to go it alone. You can call 800-967-1397 to get a marketing package to help you through the selling process. You can speak to an expert who can give you helpful information and resources for selling your home yourself. There’s no cost or obligation to call.
Keep in mind, even if you sell your home yourself, you may have to pay the buyer’s agent’s commission. Agents will not show your home to their buyers if you don’t pay commission. Still, paying one commission is less expensive than two. The downside to selling to a buyer who has an agent, is that you’re going to deal with an agent who has your buyer’s best interests in mind instead of yours.
Not Sure Yet if You Should Go With a Realtor or FSBO?
While a 6% commission seems like a lot, a Realtor knows how to market your home, prepare it for showing, and negotiate the best price. The commission is split between your listing agent, and the buyer’s agent. Your listing agent guides you through the whole process, and will save you a lot of time and hassle. The buyer’s agent will deliver the right buyers to your door. A Realtor will also help you avoid costly errors and future legal issues.
Even if you were to study up on your market and comparable homes, that knowledge won’t come close to matching the experience of a trained and licensed Realtor. 90% of homeowners use a Realtor, because selling a home is complex and time-consuming. Most people find that a Realtor is well worth the commission.
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Benefits of Selling Your House with a Realtor
It costs nothing to check into both options. You can call Real Estate Yogi at 1-800-987-1397 and discuss your situation. We can put you in touch with a real estate agent and a FSBO expert in your area to get a better idea of what option would work best for you. There’s no cost or obligation to call!
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Real Estate Yogi is a nationwide network of experts in real estate, home improvement, inspections, finance, legal, credit counseling, and more. We can help you sell your home using a Realtor or with marketing your home if you go FISBO. We answer the phone day and night, and will connect you to the real estate expertise you need. The first consultation is always free, and there’s never any obligation to purchase anything – ever!