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It's a Seller's Market, Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?
Many people do not understand what a good Realtor® does for you when selling a home whether that be in Frisco Texas, San Jose California or Tampa Florida. When you think about it what is so hard about selling a home in a seller's market? I mean really all a Realtor does it get you into the MLS and then it pretty much sells itself. And for this you want a 6% fee and sometimes even more? I think I should go into Real Estate. These words are not uncommon to hear from consumers, although you will not hear them from my clients.
Financially Beneficial The number one reason people chose to not sell a home with a real estate agent was to avoid the fee or commission. 46% of people who were selling a home by themselves (FSBO) did so to avoid the fee or commission. In fact only 9% of home sales were sold by people without the assistance of a real estate agent. When looking back at FSBO sales versus agent assisted sales the NAR found that the average sale price for FSBO was $184,000 compare to $230,000 for an agent assisted sale. In addition, almost 1/3 of the FSBO ... more
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