Thinking of Selling your Home By Owner?

Thinking about Selling Your Home Yourself? Take Note!

If you are thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering how you can save money by selling your home on your own. However, not having a real estate agent in your corner could actually cost you more than you would save by selling on your own.

Your agent’s real estate expertise when it comes to marketing your home is imperative in getting your home sold for top dollar. Today’s marketing consists of creating house flyers, “just listed” cards for the area, professional weatherproof eye-catching signage for the front yard, special feature cards to highlight features of the home, flyers marketing your home to other agents, open house invitations and signage, and even newspaper and real estate magazine ads.

Having your home on the MLS is a good first step, but today’s real estate agents “syndicate” listings out to dozens of websites which is critical for getting attention online (where 92% of all buyers are searching for homes).

According to the National Association of REALTORS, the typical home that was sold for sale by owner was $184,000 in 2013. Homeowners who enlisted the help of an agent to market and sell their home sold for an average of $230,000. 88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent – up from 69% in 2001 and only 9% sold their home themselves.

I would be happy to chat with you and address any concerns you may have about selling your home with no obligation! Give me a call at 425-644-2933 or send an email:

National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm
Julie Baker | Category: Uncategorized

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