Thinking Of Selling Your Oregon Area House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent? Compare Your Options First!
Even in a seller’s market like we’re experiencing right now in Oregon, it’s smart to look at your options. What will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your house? It’s important to know what options are available to you. We’ve put together a quick way to compare those options so you can make the best decision for your situation!
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market (under 50)||Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**||Depends on how comprehensive the service is to help market and negotiate the home|
|Typical Sales Price:||Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more!||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.||MLS, other marketing usually extra|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. We want this to be as hands-off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure. But we save you time, headache, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO||$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.||Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.|
Your Time Is Valuable
When you try to sell your Roseburg house on your own or enlist the services of a flat rate agent, you are likely going to be spending a good amount of time marketing, meeting with potential buyers, and answering a lot of questions on your own. You’ll need to show the house and manage the closing process. Why do this to yourself just to receive a lower average sale price? Some people dread the word commission, but when you consider how much more you will make on the sale (thanks to expert marketing and negotiating), how much time you will save, and how much easier the process will be, choosing a professional and knowledgeable agent is the only choice!
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Less Hassle, More Money In Your Pocket, Peace Of Mind
When you’re getting ready to sell your Oregon house, consider these 3 important factors that could make a huge difference in the success of your home sale.
- The true costs: Often times people look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell your home. But, when you partner with the right Oregon real estate agents, like Oregon Life Homes, that agent is the expert in your corner and it’s their job to protect your best interests. If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, or there are mistakes in the contract, you could lose money in the long run. When you work with a local real estate expert, you have a problem solver who can save you thousands!
- Your time commitment: When you try to sell your home yourself, do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? You’ll have to do all of the marketing, take calls from buyers, show the house, put signs outside, set up the escrow, and more! All so you can save 2 or 3% on the sale? Your time and energy are worth something. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Oregon Life Homes.
- The “experience factor”: There are hangups that can throw your closing off or cost you thousands. We are the most trusted real estate team in Douglas County. We can help you avoid those mistakes and deal with them for you.
Thank you for taking time to compare your options when selling your Roseburg home. We believe that our team of caring, trustworthy and knowledgeable real estate experts can make the sale of your home easy and hassle-free!
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* 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, National Association of REALTORS®)
** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.