“I tried to sell it by owner and then with REXXXY, both Failed. Homes by Sam & Tanya, Sold it in 8 Days to recoupe my Losses!”
Selling your house on your own can take a lot of work and money. It’s important to know what you are getting into before deciding NOT to hire a real estate agent. You will have to spend time fielding calls, answering questions, marking the property, showing the home, and much more. This is in addition to keeping it clean, landscaped, staged, and well-maintained for anyone who may come to see it.
What It Will Cost
It can cost thousands to sell your house on your own in North East Florida, and you will likely have a lower final sale price than had you worked with an agent. A few of the expenses you can expect include:
- Expenses for premium listings as your house won’t be on the MLS without an agent
- Repair costs both before putting up for sale and after your buyer has had an inspection done
- Cleaning expenses to get your house ready for showings
- Staging costs to make sure your house looks its best
- Photography and virtual tour expenses
- Costs to hold an open house
- Printed materials including flyers and brochures
- Professional signage to advertise your house for sale
- Continued holding costs – your market will likely take longer to sell when doing it on your own
We Sold this FSBO in >30 days on Market
The homeowner after 100 days failed to sell this home by owner without a Realtor. When listed for sale by owner, Realtors didn’t bring many buyers and the home sat costing the owner every month. After the homeowner failed to sell the property, Homes by Sam and Tanya listed the home and we had it under contract in a week. It then closed or sold in 30 days.
Hiring Homes by Sam & Tanya Instead
While For Sale by Owner listings on Zillow can work for some homeowners, hiring a real estate agent will save you time and money when all is said and done.
Many people think that by avoiding real estate agents that they will save time and money, but this is rarely the case. After all, 98.7% of all buyer have a Realtor so it’s darn near impossible not to work with one. Don’t let the Buyer Realtor take you to the cleaners!
To learn more about the best way to sell your house and to learn more about our team, reach out to us today! We are happy to answer any questions you have about the selling process without any obligation. (904) 439-9842
Many people think they will save money by selling their house without a full service agent, however, this is rarely the case. When you consider what you will spend when listing on your own, how long it will take, and what will be required of you, it can be easy to see how it makes more sense to hire an agent to sell your house.
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate or Reduced Listing Fee Agents or REXXYY|
|Time To Sell:||Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**||These companys claim to save you money. Their days on the market time kills their alleged savings. Days = $$$||Lower average days on market (under 48 days on average)|
|Typical Sales Price:||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not. If they claim to be a Full Service, Read the Listing Agents Google reviews.||Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO|
|Marketing Costs:||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more. Some agencies charge you up to 2% so hopefully marketing is covered.||$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately||Being on the MLS is important but YOUR Listing Agents reputation and stats are more important. It’s the agent that sells the home.||MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more!|
|Time Commitment From You:||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||Very little. We want this to be as hands-off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.|
|Fees / Commissions:||$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Some online agencies charge 2% + MLS Flat rate fee + This an That! They tell you the buyers commission is negotiable. Most Trained Realtors will send you a 3% commissioning agreement to sign before they show the home.||Competitive commission structure. We charge between 2-3%. Buyers Agent commission in negotiable.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.||Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.|