The Last And The Final Reason Why You Should Use A Realtor

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588 475139208

As a full time real estate agent I'm every day on the ActiveRain real estate network to find out more from the industry. Tips, motivation, latest news, trends, etc.

Finally I found a perfect reason why not to sell by owner: "Because even the founder and former chief operating officer of sold his home using a Realtor Jesse Buckler of Bond New York and paid 6%.

No need to search on Google, Yahoo or Bing to see the search results for By Owner Vs. Realtor.  The answer is here.

We can find the article on The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Sambrotto gave  up the FSBO route in favor of hiring a broker. This good decision resulted in attracting multiple offers for his 2000 square foot condominium in New York and a final sales price $150,000 more than the original asking price.  The WSJ said that the listing sold for $2,150,000 which included a 6 percent broker fee.

Or we can just search by using the links below:

Google: FSBO founder uses a Realtor
Yahoo: FSBO founder uses a Realtor
Bing: FSBO founder Colby Sambrotto uses a Realtor

 Thanks By Realtor ;) 

Listing your home on do it your self websites is NOT free.  The current fee to list on is $80.95 per month, $289 per listing for unlimited photos, and $689 for an enhanced listing.  You pay the fee and then you do the work.  Not to mention, it is an ineffective way to market and sell your home. The fee for listing your with your local Realtor, or anywhere in Chicago North and Northwest suburbs is FREE until your home successfully closes.

Hire a professional Realtor to sell your home!

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Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Haris, it may work for some...but the majority are paying a fee that will never result in a sale!

Aug 14, 2011 09:47 AM #1
Mike Schneider
10 YRS with Active Rain ! - Lake in the Hills, IL

ive seen this before and i continue to think, its the best testimony ever ....against the FSBO. absolutely to the point....thanks for sharing again..


Aug 14, 2011 09:55 AM #2
George Fanucci - Los Altos, CA
Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions

Wow... this is amazing.  Good to know!

You wrote:

Finally I found a perfect reason why not to sell by owner: "Because even the founder and former chief operating officer sold his home using a Realtor Jesse Buckler ofBond New York and paid 6%. 

 May I quote you?
Aug 14, 2011 10:05 AM #3
Haris Dedic
RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588 - Glenview, IL
Glenview Real Estate - Chicago North Shore

George ~ Feel free to use it.

As Mike mentioned. Now we have a perfect testimony.

Sonja is right too; if they have time, resources etc ... they can try.

Aug 14, 2011 10:15 AM #4
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You provide a very compelling reason here, Haris.  If this gentleman decided to use a realtor to sell ... that's pretty good proof of the need to follow suit.  In this market, I can't begin to imagine trying to handle the sale of a home on my own ...


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