Why Pay a Commission?
Homeowners attempting to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate professional generally do so for one reason and one reason only: to avoid paying a commission fee. Is it worth it? Only the homeowner can answer that, but experience has shown that many "for sale by owner" sellers find it is not. Before making a costly mistake, consider the benifits, from A to Z, you receive from working with a trained real estate professional:
Advertising - The agent pays for all advertising costs and spends the time putting the advertising together
Bargain - Research shows that approximately 75% of sellers felt their commission was well spent
Contract Writing/Reading - An agent can supply and interpret the standard forms to speed up the transaction
Details - An agent frees you from handling the many details of selling a home.
Experience and Expertise - in marketing, financing, negotiations and more
Financial Know-How - An agent is aware of the many options for financing the sale
Glossary - A real estate professional understands and can explain real estate lingo
Homework - An agent will do homework on how to best market your home
Information - If you have a real estate question, an angent will know (or can get) the answer
Juggle Showings/Feedback - We have a system for scheduling all showings as well as agent feedback
Keeps Your Best Interest in Mind - It's an agent's job to do so
Laws - A real estate professional will be up-to-date on real estate laws that may affect you
Multiple Listing Service (MLS) - The most effective means of bringing together buyers and sellers
Negotiation - An agent can handle all price and contract negotiations
Open Houses - An marketing option used by some agents
Prospects - An agent has a network of contacts that can produce potential buyers
Qualified buyers - Avoid opening your home to "curiosity seekers"
REALTORS® - An agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and susbscribes to a strict code of ethics.
Suggested Price - An agent can perform a market analysis to establish a fair price range
Time - One of the most valuable resources an agent can save you
Unbiased Opinion - Many homeowners are too emotional about their home to be objective
VIP - That's how you will be treated by your agent
Wisdom - A knowledgeable agent can offer the wisdom that comes with experience
X Marks the Spot - An agent is right there with you through the final signing of papers
Yard Signs - An agent provides a professional sign, encouraging serious buyers.
Zero-hour Support - Selling a home can be an emotional experience. An agent can help make it less stressful
Take the stress out of selling- Let us take care of everything! As an option you can handle the details and utilize our MLS services.
Builders: Contact us for special discounted rates and additional discounts.