Not using a Realtor® could cost you.

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Not using a Realtor® could cost you.

 

True story about a home seller and a home buyer. 

 

A Realtor®, recently represented a buyer on the purchase of a home. The seller decided to go it alone to save money. He used the Zestimate to come up with what he thought was a good sales price of $420,000. 

 

According to recent comparable sales in the area, market value for the home was more in the $500,000+ range. The seller did not realize this and lost out on nearly $100,000. This was a great deal for the buyer!

 

Homeowners: Don't make the same mistake of trying to save money by selling your home without hiring professional representation. There are a number of things that can and do go wrong like this situation, for example.

 

An experienced Realtor® can help protect your best interests, guide you through the legal paperwork and advise you on the largest investment of your life by providing up-to-date, reliable, local market information. 

 

Call me to help you accurately navigate through the real estate process from start to finish because Wanda Can! My phone number is: 435.532.9374 or email at: wanda@buynsellutah.com.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin REALTOR Southern Utah www.buynsellutah.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! that seller thinks they made a score by saving a commission.... that's sinful....

Sep 13, 2019 05:58 AM #1
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

If FSBO's only understood the value of using a Realtor®. Talk about a wake up call after he realized the mistake of using Z to get local market numbers...Ouch!

Sep 13, 2019 06:16 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Wanda. There are always those who think they know more and can do better at everything. Oh well.

Sep 13, 2019 07:24 AM #3
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It's sad, really but you are correct Sheila Anderson. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Sep 13, 2019 07:28 AM #4
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Too bad, so sad for ignorant people that choose to sell their home without a professional.

Sep 13, 2019 09:41 AM #5
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Zillow certainly does no favors for buyers or sellers - but I have no idea how you can reach them all to educate them.

Sep 13, 2019 09:26 PM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Yikes!  Some sellers just don't realize how much a REALTOR® like you will provide them with solid advice to save them money. You got to wonder if that seller ever realized how much money they left on the table.

Sep 15, 2019 04:18 PM #7
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Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Bringing buyers and sellers together!

I heard of a FSBO that kept taking earnest money and the last I heard there were 3 sales.  I laughed and moved on, I can imagine the upset buyers who didn't REALLY have a house.

Sep 15, 2019 11:37 PM #8
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Carol Succarotte Daniels
The Daniels Team at Partners Realty - Camden, DE
Realtor serving State of Delaware, Relocation spec

Wanda great article!  I had a buyer that felt by not using me and going directly to the seller's agent he would save money because the agent would knock off the price of my commission substantially and it would save him $$.  I know the listing agent chuckled all the way to the bank!  

Sep 16, 2019 08:14 AM #9
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
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I had a seller say to me this year..."when I bought this house I didn't use a Realtor and I'll never make that mistake again". Made me feel so good!

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