“Are you actually saving money by selling your home yourself?” Depending on who you talk to, this is a loaded question. You probably think that you know what I, a Realtor, would say. Continue reading – more than likely you will be surprised!
A common myth is that homeowners feel they are laughing their way to the bank. “Look at all the money I saved on not paying commission!” Most times, this is simply not true. Homeowners lose an average of 9%-12% selling themselves - if you can make that back, the average commission rate is actually very reasonable. When you’re not getting the most for what your house is worth – then I can’t see you being OK with that!
Strong Realtors earn their commission and want what’s best for you. We don’t just walk in, get you to sign some papers, price it at what everyone “thinks” its worth, throw a sign on your front lawn, hold an open house and take the first offer. Unfortunately, this is the picture painted by many homeowners – perhaps they had a bad experience with a previous Realtor, or heard someone who did. Not all Realtors are the same, and those with your best interests in mind, like me, will work hard to earn you top dollar for your home.
When we help you with an evaluation, there are numerous variables used to determine a number that we come up with together. Think about the things that give your home its value - we use this in marketing to attract the most potential buyers. Combining these details and a strategic price, we generate lots of interest to optimize the best results for you.
Depending on what season or market that you decide to sell, adjustments and negotiations need to be made. Many believe it is an easy sell during the winter and early spring with low inventory. That may be, but again, did you maximize your profit? Did you have somebody in your corner, pricing your home at an attractive price and build excitement to bring lots of activity and buzz?
If you’re thinking of selling (or buying!) on your own, give 2Steps2Home a call - let’s start a conversation to initiate a plan that will have your best interests at heart!