Should You Work With an Agent or Sell on Your Own?
Learn About All of Your Selling Options Before Making a Decision!
If you want to sell your house in Albuquerque, you need to have all of the right information. It’s important to look at your options, so you can sell your house in the best way possible. At Lotus Realty Group, we will give you an objective look at your selling options so you can decide what is right for you! Call us if you have any questions at all! (505) 835-4663
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market – typically less than 40||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 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 using the latest techniques and technologies.||You will likely spend thousands on listings, marketing materials, and signage||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||An MLS listing, professional signage, featured listings, open houses if necessary, and the ability to market your property using our vast network of local professionals.||You will have to determine which marketing is the most cost-effective.||MLS, other marketing usually extra|
|Time Commitment From You:||As little as possible – we will handle everything. We know how to make the process hands-off for you.||You will spend hours every week showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||A very competitive commission structure. Plus, our team will be able to get more money than you would have been able to on your own.||$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. Let us take care of the paperwork and selling details.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.||This typically isn’t included with a flat-rate agent|
When it comes down to it, it is up to you as a seller how much time you want to spend and what you want the final outcome to be. Many people try to avoid an agent in an attempt to save money. However, once you factor in your time, money, and energy, you may find it ultimately costs you more to sell on your own. Plus, you are likely to receive a lower sale price then had you worked with an agent.
We would love the opportunity to work with you! Give us a call at (505) 835-4663 or connect with us on our Contact Page.
Let Us Help You With Your New Beginning!
We are in the business of helping people. We help people buy and sell real estate in the Albuquerque area. It is about much more than a commission, it is about being able to help people reach their goals. We want to get you the best price possible, all while acting ethically, always in your best interest.
- We’ll help you understand the true costs of selling your house. From the repairs, closing costs, and commissions, we’ll help you understand exactly what to expect
- We will work tirelessly to sell your house, helping you to close quickly with very little time-commitment from you
- We will bring our passion for helping people into every transaction. We don’t want to just sell your house, we want to help you reach your financial goals
Give Us A Call At (505) 835-4663 Or Reach Out To Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!
* 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.