Thinking Of Selling Your Imlay City Area House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?
Even in a seller’s market like Imlay City, it’s smart to look at your options when selling your house. What will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Imlay City house? It’s important to know your options. Dive in and learn the differences when you hire Sharon's Group Real Estate, sell yourself, or hire a cut-rate limited service agent.
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market (under 50)||Studies show selling yourself adds an average of 20+ days to the time to sell the house.**||Depends on how comprehensive the service is to help market and negotiate the home.|
|Typical Sales Price:||Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO.||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate.||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not.|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work.||$500 to $2,000+ for ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 to $2,000+ for ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house (if necessary), and more.||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.||MLS; other marketing usually extra.|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. We want this to be as hands off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.||3 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure. We save you time and stress, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO.||$100 to $1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, escrow, closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details. You must 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.|
Knowledge and service. That’s the Sharon Group difference.
At the end of the day, we advise our clients to put a value to the time and energy that it will take to sell a local Imlay City, Michigan house yourself. If it takes you 30 hours (at the minimum), that alone is thousands of dollars in real value, not to mention the loss of your time. Add up the research showing how a full-service agent can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more, and that’s why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate broker like Sharon's Group Real Estate to help them sell their home!
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Less Hassle, More Money In Your Pocket, Peace Of Mind…
When selling your Imlay City, Michigan house, make your decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors:
- The true costs. You may look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell your home, but when you partner with the right Imlay City real estate agents, that agent is the expert in your corner protecting your best interests. If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, you misstep because of a mistake in the contract that could cost you money, etc., all of these things add up to the true cost of selling your house.
- Your time commitment. Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? Marketing, taking calls from buyers, showing the house, doing your own open house, putting signs outside, setting up escrow — all so you can save 2 or 3% on the sale? Calculate what your time and energy are worth, and decide where is the best use of your time. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Sharon's Group Real Estate.
- The “experience factor”. There are hang ups that can throw your closing off and cost you thousands. Sharon's Group Real Estate can help you avoid these pitfalls. Let us deal with the details for you!
Ready To Get The Process Started With Sharon's Group Real Estate? Give Us A Call At 810.798.8591 Or Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!
*2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, National Association of REALTORS®
**Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm that, “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value.” The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on an FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.