Why use a Realtor?

Real Estate Agent with MVP Realty Associates FL #SL3274194

The short answer is because the typical home sold by a Realtor sold for about 43 percent more than the typical “For Sale by Owner” home. That’s according to the National Association of Realtors 2011 profile of home Buyers and Sellers. 

It’s ironic that most homeowners chose the FSBO route to save money. But, in fact, those sellers would have walked away with more money had they simply identified and retained the services of a good, solid Realtor who would have done all the heavy lifting. In this day and age, when 85 percent of all home purchases begin with the Internet, a great Realtor will creating a targeted marketing campaign, which entails far more than posting a sign in your front yard.

The marketing campaigns along with the negotiating skills that Gina and I bring to the table are unparalleled. Sure, you might be able to sell your home without a Realtor but doing so will probably result in you leaving a pile of money on the table.

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BC Cloutier, REALTOR®
The BC Team at MVP Realty Associates
11983 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34110
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Comments (3)

Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Welcome to Activerain from from all of us at Ken's Home Team. I think you will find this site to be a wealth of knowledge and referrals. This really is the best real estate blogging and real estate network on the internet. If you have any questions about Activerain, reach out to the wonderful Ambassadors here in the rain. (They are a wealth of knowledge and were picked by the Activerain staff for their williness to help others)

Jun 01, 2013 03:47 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Jun 01, 2013 03:56 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

BC and Gina,  this is a valuable post for all those who may be considering FSBO.

Jun 02, 2013 04:50 PM