When you think of selling your home, you really have two options: list it “for sale by owner” or list it on the Multiple Listing Service with a professional real estate agent. 2. Services available if is retained as the buyer’s agent and are only offered in CA, FL, GA, IL, MA, OH, PA and TX and is limited to properties for which is not engaged as the listing (seller-side) broker. No matter how long you’ve lived in the area, you’re unlikely to know your local real estate market as well as a professional agent who’s done business there for years.
The MLS Catch-22 – The Multiple Listing Service is the Bible of property transactions. Keep in mind, however, that there are important exceptions: If your house has unique features, a poor location or is challenging to sell in a market increasingly favoring buyers, top buyer agents will still demand — and get — full commissions.
For many home sellers this typically reveals itself as a major point of contention. We decided to use Billings By Owner because our home was in the more expensive price range and, with realtor fees, would have been out of reach of most buyers. Browse all of LoopNet’s Owner Financed Property listings and other commercial real estate including Land, Multifamily Apartments, Retail and Office Buildings, Industrial Property, Hotels and Motels, Shopping Centers and much more.
The home seller thinks the 3% commission is worth it, and at least they will have saved one-half of the customary 6% Realtor commission. Lisa is a licensed, registered and insured New Mexico Real Estate Broker, a member of Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, a member of the Southwest Multiple Listing Service, an Accredited Buyer Representative and a Realtor.
Established since 1998, offers buyers a large choice of private sale listings and offers sellers the best value in real estate listings. At this time, the buyers are in a good position to make demands. I always have to defend myself, and I want to be clear, I do not hate real estate agents.