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Listing For Sale By Owner vs. Real Estate Agent – Which One Is Better?

Before you pick one over the other, you will want to carefully weigh the options you have.

When selling real estate, you usually have two main options: for sale by owner, or a real estate agent. Before you pick one over the other, you will want to carefully weigh the options you have.

When you are selling a home, you are going to be making dozens, or even hundreds, or decisions. Your first decision will be whether you are going to go the FSBO route, or if you will employ the services of a brokerage to do most of the work for you. Today, around a third of homeowners try to sell their properties on their own. However, most of them end up scrapping that idea and hiring an agent or agency instead. Ultimately, only around one in ten homeowners sell their homes without using a real estate agent.

With a small minority still taking the FSBO route, what spurs them to continue down that path is the desire to save money, along with the belief that they can sell their home without an agent, realtor, or broker. Ultimately, these beliefs end up being turned on their heads because selling a home on your own may cost more and take longer.

Going down the FSBO path will provide a few advantages, which include:

  • Paying no listing agent commissions
  • Having total control over listing pricing
  • Direct management of showings and open houses

Homeowners are usually very attached to their homes and lack the objectivity an agent, realtor, or broker has when it comes to price. That means selling a home can take significantly longer doing it yourself than going through a real estate agent.

When you employ a brokerage, you enjoy the following advantages:

  • You have experts who are objective who understand fair market value and pricing strategies
  • They have exclusive networks for marketing and promoting listings
  • They will take care of all of the paperwork involved in selling real estate
  • They will negotiate professionally

These are impressive advantages that can help you sell your home faster and for more money. Also, you will have peace of mind knowing that everything is getting taken care of.

One of the best brokers to list your property with is The Adam Olsen Team. They have a massive social media network that is used to promote all of its listings. This means thousands of people are going to see your listing over a period of seven days.

The Adam Olsen Team is obligated to prioritize your interests. This ensures you are well represented throughout the entire process, from the moment your property is listed to the point when you sell your property. If you have any questions at any point in the process, the entire brokerage will be available and ready to answer them.

You can head over to the Adam Olsen Team’s website to learn more, as well as follow this fast-rising real estate team Adam created on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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Written by Jonathan Jadali

Jonathan Jadali is a American Entrepreneur/Social Media Influencer and the Founder and CEO of a Social Media Marketing and PR agency. Jadali helps companies and individuals get the brand notoriety and recognition they deserve.

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