Why Pay a Commission?

Why Pay a Commission?

Homeowners attempting to sell their home without using a real estate broker generally do so for one reason only: to avoid paying a commission.

Is it worth it? Only the home owner can answer that, but experience has shown than many for-sale-by-owners find that it’s not. Before making a costly mistake, consider the benefits, from A to Z, you receive from working with a trained real estate professional:

Advertising– The agent pays all advertising costs. Open Houses – A popular marketing technique.
Bargain – Research shows that 77% of sellers felt their commission was “well spent.” Prospects – An agent has a network of contacts that can produce potential buyers.
Contract Writing – An agent can supply standard forms to speed the transaction. Qualified Buyers – Avoid opening your home to curiosity seekers.
Details – An agent frees you from handling
the many details of selling a home.
Realtor® – An agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribe a strict code of ethics.
Experience and Expertise – In marketing,
financing, negotiations, and more.
Suggested Price – An agent will do a market analysis to establish a fair price range.
Financial Know-how – An agent is aware of
the many options for financing a sale.
Time – One of the most valuable resources in an agent.
Glossary – A real estate professional understands, and can explain, real estate lingo. Unbiased Opinion – Most owners are too emotional about their home to be objective.
Homework – An agent is aware of the many options for financing a sale. VIP – That’s how you will be treated by your agent!
Information – If you have a real estate question, an agent will know (or can get) the answer. Wisdom – A knowledgeable agent can offer the wisdom that comes with experience.
Juggle Showings – An agent will schedule and handle all showings. X Marks the Spot – An agent is right there with you through the final signing of papers.
Keeps Your Best Interests in Mind – It’s an agent’s job. Yard Signs – An agent provides a professional sign, encouraging serious buyers.
Laws – a real estate professional will be up-to-date on real estate laws that affect you. Zero-hour Support – Selling a home can be an emotional experience. An agent can help.
Multiple Listing Service – The most effective
means of bringing together buyers and sellers.
Negotiation – An agent can handle all price
and contract negotiations.

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