I recently read an article from the financial guru himself, Dave Ramsey. The article is titled “Make More Money Selling Your Home”. Here is a link to the original article. In it he explains how selling your home alone does not actually earn you more money. It seems like a logical thing, sell by yourself and save on a commission. However, statistics show time and time again that agents can earn far more through exposure.
The number of sellers who go it alone has declined since the article. In fact, in 2016 ONLY 8% of homes were sold as “For Sale by Owners”. And we are in a hot sellers market which is usually the time we see more people able to sell on their own.
Although the dawn of home searching on the Internet has certainly made it easier to be visible, the number of home sellers who actually sell as a for sale by owner has declined. It is an increasingly difficult climate for selling and buying; and in most situations these factors make it imperative to get expert help. One of the main reasons sellers have a hard time selling alone is because buyers want representation. In fact, the number of buyers using an agent is at a 14 year high.
If you are thinking about selling your Orlando home alone, consider this, listing with an agent could actually earn you more. With 90% of the buyers searching for a home using an real estate agent, you are missing a HUGE pool of potential buyers! Contact us to learn more about how listing with an agent can actually earn you more money. Kathryn at 407-494-2820