Thinking Of Selling Your House In Babylon and the Surrounding Communities Yourself? Or WERE YOU Thinking Of Going With A Limited Service Agent?
Compare Carlene Calabrese
Even in a seller’s market like we are currently experiencing in Babylon and the Surrounding Communities, it’s smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals. Whether it’s your family’s residence or an inherited house, if you are selling a house in Babylon and the Surrounding Communities, it’s important to know your options. Dive in and learn the differences between hiring Carlene Calabrese, sell it yourself, or use a cut-rate limited service agent. Compare Carlene Calabrese with any other Real Estate Agent.
|Services||Working With Carlene Calabrese||For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market (under 30)||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 local agent 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 – I 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 and pictures, featured online listings, post cards, email marketing, Every Door Direct Mailings, social media advertising, massive exposure on multiple channels open house when allowed, and so much more!||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.||MLS, other marketing usually extra|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. I want this to be as hands off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process. I will do all the work.||7-10+ hours per week including showing the house, inconvenient times, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||7-10+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure…and I save you time, headache, and stats show I can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO||Depends on how much bulk order material you decide to utilize and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. I handle all of the offers, fair housing documents, work with attorneys, title company, buyer’s agent, their attorney, their loan officers, appraiser, home inspectors, and everything and everyone in between all the way to closing! I worry about the details so you don’t have to.||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.|
At the end of the day I always advise my clients to put a value to their time and energy that it will take to sell a house yourself in Babylon and the Surrounding Communities, New York. If it takes you 40 hours of your time (at minimum) and you value your time, that alone is thousands of dollars in real value, not to mention the lost time. Most people will agree that expertise in an area is of significant value. Most people will agree that their job requires a certain skill set that makes it difficult for just ANYBODY to do their jobs with the same level of expertise, knowledge or experience that they have. The same is true about real estate. Each industry has a specific set of rules, legalities, documentations, procedures, required education and experience necessary to be effective. If you need surgery, I would not advise you to shop around for the cheapest surgeon. If you are selling your house (a very expensive undertaking) I would not advise you to hire a cut rate agent.
There is extensive research available showing how a full service agent who is experienced in the local real estate market can help sell a house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more. This is the main reason why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate agent like Carlene Calabrese to help sell their home.
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Less Hassle, More In Your Pocket, Peace Of Mind…
When selling your house in Babylon and the Surrounding Communities, make your decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors.
- The true costs: Often times people look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell their home. But, when you partner with the right real estate agent in Babylon and the Surrounding Communities, that agent is the expert in your corner to protect your best interests. If you take it upon yourself to sell the property on your own and if a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, a mistake or overlooking something in the contract or you use the wrong terminology that can be misunderstood as a Fair Housing violation… any one of these missteps could potentially cost you a lot of money Add in paying buyer’s agent commissions…all of these make up the true cost of selling your house.
- Your time commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? From marketing, to taking calls from buyers, to showing the house? Doing your own open houses, putting signs outside, setting up escrow, dealing with both sets of attorneys, loan officer, buyers, home inspectors, appraisers – all while packing to move? Just calculate what your time and energy is worth and where you should best focus your time. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Carlene Calabrese.
- The “experience factor”: There are always challenges that inevitably crop up when selling a house. Your lack of experience or lack of knowledge can throw your closing off or cost you thousands. I help you avoid those and deal with them for you.
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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.