Want the stats about selling with a Realtor vs. For Sale by Owner in Pinellas County? The facts speak for themselves. It’s not that For Sale By Owners don’t often do a nice job marketing their homes – but this is what Realtors do day in and day out. Negotiate. Coordinate. Market. Qualify. Don’t trust […]
Selling St. Pete: 7 Unrealistic Seller Expectations
As we are in the Top 1% of Pinellas County Realtors, we often meet with Sellers interested in listing their homes with us. Sometimes we have to educate our Sellers about what’s really going on in the market. Here are some common unrealistic expectations we hear. If you are selling your St. Petersburg home and […]
Sellers Fare 120% Better Using a Realtor than Selling FSBO!
According to new research released by the website HomeGain.com, when over 400 home sellers were surveyed who were selling their home during the period of July 31 to Aug. 10, 2012, they were asked whether they used a real estate agent to sell their home, or whether they attempted to sell it themselves – 79 […]
5 Safety Tips for For Sale By Owners
Last week, a Realtor had someone pull a gun on her while showing a home. Scary stuff! According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, between 2003 and 2009 there were 75 deaths a year resulting from violence to Realtors, and that number jumped to 89 deaths in 2010. The number of nonfatal assaults among […]
Ask a Realtor: Why Shouldn’t I Just List with a Flat Fee MLS Service?
Q: I need to sell my home and I’m considering selling For Sale By Owner instead of hiring a Realtor to save myself some money. Couldn’t I just use a Tampa flat fee MLS service to get exposure for my home? That way I can pay 3% to buyer’s agents instead of a full 6%. […]
BEWARE the Guaranteed Sale Program: Sold or We Buy It – Here’s the Catch
Welcome back to my Ask a Realtor section! This is an actual question from a Seller who wanted to list their home and my response. Q: I need to sell my Tampa house, as I have found another house already. I heard about a program one Realtor was offering called Guaranteed Sale where they will […]