Selling a Home By Yourself PDF Print E-mail

We noticed that you are selling your property yourself. You've probably already considered a Realtor, but we wanted to give you some information that you just might have overlooked!

Pros Cons
· Maximum exposure through MLS
· Immediate startup - no learning curve
· Experienced negotiators
· Expert representation
· Has contact with buyers
· Knowledgeable about the transaction
· Pre-qualifies prospects
· Aware of current trends
· Expert at pricing
· Proficient in marketing
· Understands financing
· Relocation affiliations
· Internet exposure
· Local, national & international referrals
· Stress-free sale
· Available 7 days a week
· Seller doesn't have to stay home!
· Professional representation
· Shows the home's best points
· Handles and screens callers
· Cooperates with MLS Realtors®
· Brings serious buyers
· Objective advisor
· Expedites documents
· Prepares marketing materials
· Farms for prospects
· Advertises for you
· Facilitates the presentation of multiple offers and counter offers
· Provides professional signs
Realtors® charge a fee

Where's the bottom line?

Realtors® give a guarantee. If your home doesn't sell, even after all of their efforts, they don't get paid! They get 0%! If you attempt to sell your home, without the aid of a Realtor®, the expenses you have will be the same whether your home sells or not.

Studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts.

50% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer, through Multiple Listing Services (MLS). MLS exposes your home to prospective buyers, globally.

A whopping 80% of for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) property ends up eventually being listed by a Realtor®.

Only 13% of homes for-sale-by-owner are successfully sold by the owner.

The median sales price of For-Sale-By-Owner homes sold by the owner, themselves, is generally 27% LOWER than the median sales price of homes sold with the assistance of a Realtor. People buying directly from the owner expect a "deal" and some Buyers feel intimidated when dealing directly with the seller and won't even bother to approach them.
Typically a Realtor will cost you less than 7% that means more money in YOUR pocket!

Statistics show 86% of buyers use a real estate agent during their search, 75% of buyers bought their home with the assistance of a REALTOR®, and 83% of sellers sold their home with the assistance of a REALTOR®*.

Current statistics tell us that over 80% of real estate sales are now generated by the internet, 78% of homebuyers who searched on the Internet purchased their homes through real estate professionals.

For a free opinion of market value:
Call Jody Didier, Broker or Fabian Yantha, Broker
Coldwell Banker Sarazen Realty, Brokerage,
In Bancroft - Phone: (613) 332-0444
In Barry's Bay - Phone: (613) 756-9889

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