How LOW will you go? I am not talking dance moves, I am talking commission. There is a new wave of online tips, that tells sellers to have agents bid listing their home. The agents with the lowest commission gets the listings.
Yes this is really happening and I will tell you why it is so wrong. A Home seller should ask how much an agent charges, but MOST IMPORTANT, is to ask what you get for what you pay.
You would not hire the lowest price teacher, lowest price doctor, lowest price dentist, lowest price plumber or lowest price lawyer. In this world, you get what you pay for. Now that does not men you can't save money when selling your home. It does mean you should not just focus on commission.
A great listing agent will more than cover their commission with a quick sale at the best obtainable price. DO you want a low cost agent to list your house, put a sign up up, put it in MLS and wait for a buyer to come to you? Of course not, but that is the sole plan of many discount people.
My last listing appointment where the seller asked this question, asked me what I would do different. The answer was simple. I do not wait for a buyer to come to us, I go find buyers. Using marketing and advertising to reach the most potential buyers we can. Show them your house is for sale, what makes it special and why they need to come see it right away.
In the end, sellers should be care full. We have a changing market. Pricing a home is an art. Getting the seller the most money form a sale is one of our goals. Reducing or eliminating stress is another. Ask questions and do not settle for less because the Internet tells you to.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing in real estate for me, is to provide great service. To stand out from the crowd by being there through each step of the buying or selling process. My message that I want to share in Real Estate, is that my philosophy is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest.
To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .
About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 33 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties.