You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without a REALTORS® market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience “seller’s regret” when they see how much less they get for their properties. FSBO's earn an average of $60,000 to $90,000 less on the sale of their home than sellers who work with a real estate agent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Here’s the breakdown:
With this kind of discrepancy, why would any seller choose to go it alone? ..excerpted from realtormagazine.com
"Whether you are buying or selling property, a real estate
agent or Realtor can assist in either side of the sale. Buying and
selling a home is a major decision and it is beneficial to hire someone
who is familiar with the housing market and the process. When hiring a
Realtor, it is imperative to find someone who has your best interest in
mind. The Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas
offers the following tips as a guide when hiring a real estate agent or
Do your research. In Texas, real estate agents and brokers must be licensed with the Texas Real
Estate Commission, and you can verify licensing at trec.texas.gov.
Also, check if the business has any complaints or customer reviews filed
with the BBB by visiting BBBHouston.org.
Ask for referrals.
Ask friends and family members who have recently bought or sold their
home for recommendations. Ask if they were satisfied with their
experience and if they would use the agent or company in the future.
Look for residential agents and companies in the area so they will be
knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the community."except from Houston ChronicleLink to Houston Chronicle article
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