Listing with a Realtor vs. For Sale By Owner

There are a lot of people out there who say you shouldn’t use a real estate agent, but we’re here to give you the facts on why it’s a important for you to be represented by The RED Team.

#1. Owners sell their homes for almost $40,000 less on average than Realtors can get it SOLD for.

The average home sold by a home owner is $174,900, while an average home sold by a Realtor is $215,000

#2. The time on the market is shorter(Days on Market).

As a home owner, you don’t have access to as many buyers as a Realtor would. Owners on average take 19 days longer to sell their homes. The average time on the market for a for sale by owner is 88 days while a Realtor’s is 69 days.

#3. It’s extremely stressful for the seller.

As a Realtor, we do this everyday. In fact, our team has a listing specialist.  We are prepared for most of the challenges that come up while selling a home. For a home owner who has other priorities, balancing legal and financing on their home while trying to balance their normal lives can be extremely stressful and frustrating. We also are a buffer for safety. We schedule, track and get as much constructive criticism that we can from each showing.

#4. Pricing your home

At the beginning we help you come up with a Fair Market Value for you home per a Comparative Market Analysis and then continue to watch the pricing on your home so we can help you adjust it if needed.

#5 Why it is safer to use a Realtor

We also are a buffer for safety. We schedule, track and get as much constructive criticism that we can from each showing. And we ask for a preapproval letter so random people aren’t asking to see your home or “scope” it out for the wrong reasons. This way we know the mortgage broker has  the buyers license, address, and more information that we do not ask for and do not get to see.

Don’t put yourselves in a stressful situation, we want to take care of all of your real estate needs plus lighten your load. Plus when you go to buy a home you do not pay any Realtor fees.  Please contact us and see how we can help you sell your home or if you have more questions about the process of buying or selling a home! The RED Team is here for you!

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