WHAT ARE YOU REALLY SAVING


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WHAT ARE YOU REALLY SAVING?
WHAT ABOUT DISCOUNT BROKERS?

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY SAVING WHEN YOU SELL YOUR HOME YOURSELF?


Most people who try to sell their homes themselves, will put žBrokers WelcomeÓ in their ads, fact sheets and flyers. This means these sellers are willing to give licensed realtors their 3% commission if they bring a qualified buyer. That leaves a perceived saving of 3% -- what is typically paid to the žlistingÓ agent.

In order to save that 3% listing fee, you as the seller will have to:

Spend $1,000-$2,000 on advertising, color fact sheets, flyers, postage, signs, and internet presence
Take time off from work or spend your personal leisure time showing the house (try to estimate what your time is worth)
Trust your ability to negotiate the best deal with a tough buyer or a seasoned professional realtor

Pretty quickly, the perceived savings are drying up. And the selling process is more difficult than it has to be.

Think about it. Is it worth it to save a few hundred dollars? And, in the end, did you really get what your home is worth?

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