REALTOR vs FSBO (For Sale by Owner)
There are many reasons why a homeowner may consider selling their home on their own. Perhaps they feel they have The expertise needed to navigate all the legalities involved with selling a home and the time necessary to dedicate to the task. Maybe they feel that they will be “saving the commission”. There may be many reasons, but here are some reasons why you may want to use the services of a professional REALTOR®. A REALTOR® can provide you with a variety of services that include setting a listing price within current market guidelines using recently sold comparables. They can offer advice on how to make your home show it’s best, develop a marketing plan that suits your needs and will represent you during negotiations to make sure your best interests are protected. A REALTOR® will also be able to post your home on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) where it can be seen by other co-operating REALTORS®. Once posted on the MLS®, your home will also be advertised on www.realtor.ca, the Canadian property website. As for “saving the commission”, many buyers making an offer on a home that is For Sale by Owner will take into account that the services of a REALTOR® are not being used and they will deduct that portion of the commission from your asking price! Selling a home is not an easy task and requires time, money and effort as well as a need to be aware of all the legal requirements. As REALTORS® we are committed to helping you sell your home in the shortest amount of time, for the best possible price and with the least amount of stress. Give us a call today or email to find out how we can help you to get your home SOLD!