We well know that this topic could be a "worm can" with this forum....and that's OK....people choose to practice differently...as full service or limited service agents....each to their own. From our perspective...for "money to come out" of a transaction, it has to go IN....and time, professional photography, pre- marketing, continuous marketing, marketing monitors all take time....and cost money.
Regardless of market conditions...that is A Buyers or Sellers Market...what Seller can really afford to have less exposure for their listing...fewer buyers aware of what their home has to offer...less opportunity for the "highest and best" price paid for the property ? Why would anyone choose to limit their financial return on a real estate investment ?
In our experience..."Limited Service" can mean not only less marketing to the potential buyer pool but less response to agents/buyers who have expressed an interest in the property. Multiple phone calls, emails and texts go unanswered....and sometmes that can well mean the loss of a buyer to the Sellers...or more likely if that is the practice o the brokerage...many potential buyers are lost.
There is no "free lunch"...you don't get the same thng for less money ....the same result...the same financial return....Is one of your largest assets something that Sellers should risk with less experience, less attention...less of everything in an effort to "save money" ? If you get less...it takes longer to sell and you have spent more on taxes, mortgage payments etc. what have you really saved ? It could be that you saved uyourself Mr./Ms Seller from having to decide among more than one offer...from being the "peace maker" in a bidding war....and gettiing less of a piece of the profit you might have earned.
Sellers AND Agents...Do your homework ! We did a study in our market of how our sales compared with major limited service brokerages...the results were shocking at the double digit percentages in increased return to the Sellers we represented as full service agents versus limited service brokerages....It's a study worth doing and updated every quarter as a part of a listing presentation...Sellers have to just say WOW and full service agents with professional winning sales records will be rewarded with more listings.
If you want your listing to be rewarded with the "highest and best" return the market has to offer in southeastern Wisconsin...call 414 525 0563...7 days a week and Sally K. and David L. Hanson will be honored to be at your service for all things real estate.