Thinking Of Selling Your Paducah Area House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?
Even in a seller’s market like Paducah, it’s smart to look at your options. What will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Paducah house? It’s important to know your options! Dive in and learn the differences when you hire Housman Partners Real Estate, sell a house yourself, or use a cut-rate, limited service agent.
|For Sale By Owner||Cut-Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on the market (under 50)||Studies show selling yourself adds an 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* when working with 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 to $2,000+ in ads, yard signage, and more.||$500 to $2,000+ in ads, yard signage, 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 only; 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 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure. Stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO, and save you time and stress.||$100 to $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.|
At the end of the day, we advise our clients to put a value to the time and energy it will take to sell a local Paducah, Kentucky house. If it takes you 30 hours of your time (at a minimum), that is thousands of dollars in real value and lost time. Add up the research showing how a full-service agent who is experienced in local Paducah real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more, and that’s why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate broker like Housman Partners Real Estate to help sell their home.
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Less Hassle, More Money In Your Pocket, Peace Of Mind…
When selling your Paducah, Kentucky house, make the decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors:
- The true costs. Often, people look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell their home. But when you partner with the right Paducah real estate agent, that agent becomes an expert working with your best interests in mind. If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, there is a mistake in the contract that could cost you money, all of those things add up to 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 your house? Selling a house isn’t just complicated contracts. It includes marketing, taking calls from buyers, doing your own open house, setting up escrow, and more. All of that hassle so you can save 2% to 3% on the sale? Calculate what your time and energy are worth. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with the trusted agents at Housman Partners Real Estate.
- The “experience factor.” Hang-ups in the process and can throw your closing off and cost you thousands. We help you avoid these missteps or we 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.