Discount Real Estate Vs. Full Service Realtors®



Don't be fooled by Discount Real Estate offices offering to sell your house for 2% and 2.5%.
Generally your property is not listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

If you are looking to save money when selling your Real Estate, take a trip to your local Do-It-Yourself store (i.e.. Home Depot or Lowe's). Buy a yard sign that reads "House for Sale" and place it on your front yard.

Here are some National Real Estate Statistics:
Did you know?
the typical FSBO (For Sale By Owner) home sold for $163,800, compared to $189,000 for agent-assisted home sales. (over 11% less)

FSBO Methods Used to Market Home:
Yard Sign . . . 63%
Friends/neighbors . . . 25%
Newspaper ad . . . 44%
Open House . . . 33%
Internet . . . 24%

Most Difficult Tasks for FSBO Sellers:
Getting the right price . . . 24%
Understanding paperwork . . . 22%
Preparing/fixing up home for sale . . . 24%
Attracting potential buyers . . . 10%
Having enough time to devote to all aspects of the sale . . . 5%

Source: 2004 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers

National Statistics have shown that FSBO houses sold for 11% less than those Houses sold by Licensed Realtors®. The major difference is the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Typically, Discount Real Estate Offices offer those low 2% and 2.5% rates, since they don't place your Home on the MLS, and are normally Real Estate Agents, not Realtors®.

The MLS is used and shared by over 30,000 South Florida licensed Realtors®  with qualified buyers, ready to buy your House. The MLS is public for buyers to search from their home computers, and with over 74% of home buyers searching the MLS online, is there a better way of selling your house?

So what is the difference between Discount Real Estate and the assistance of a Realtor®? The MLS, 11,000 licensed Realtors®, and over 74% of home buyers.

Full Service licensed Realtor® have access to the MLS and a host of other exclusive features, you are also getting a professional Realtor®. This can mean a Difference of over 11% to you, not to mention time, money and aggravation.

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