Find out if they will hire a professional Photographer, (or take the pictures themselves) will they stage the home, and help with some of the other expenses?
To that I can propose two scenarios, which every experienced agent sees all the time.
In the first, a seller uses a discount agent, pays less and instead of getting the right offer as a result of thorough marketing, people skills, property presentation and market knowledge, gets an offer that takes a long time to close and is for less money than the property is worth. (If it closes at all!)
In the second, using the previously mentioned skills, the active, full-service agent get's many offers from which the seller gets to choose the strongest and make the most money.
In the first, the seller saves maybe 1% on commission and could lose who knows how much from a bad sale. Ten percent? I've seen it happen.
Find an agent you like that will give you everything you and your property deserve. That 1% is going to go a really long way.
Before deciding which friend or relative to use, consider â€œDusting Off Aunt Roseâ€, which applies more to buyers than to sellers ..... but may still be useful:.
LEOPOLD A RODRIGUEZ
Real Estate Broker 00849905
Attorney at Law
400 Montgomery 505
San Francisco CA 94104
Commission rates are negotiable but the industry average is in the 5-6%.
I recommend that you factor in an agent's overall marketing plan and consider what services they are providing as this will determine the costs you'll paying. Remember that the fee also covers the buyers agent commission which is 2.5%
In addition you'll want to employ the best negotiator to obtain the highest price for your home and ensure a smooth transaction as there are always issues that arise during escrow. I've found that the least amount of stress I can offer my clients is priceless.
Please contact me for a complimentary consultation.
My partner Ciara and I are available to discuss your options if you are selling in San Francisco.
If an agent says he'll do more and better marketing, get details and proof of it after you've listed.
James Pierce, Realtor
That can all be negotiate. Will the property be vacant? If it is, I offer complimentary staging. Please email or call me for more details. Talk to you soon!
Tony Ngo, CDPE
Sequoia Real Estate
Office: 415.702.9184 | Mobile: 415.317.5525
â€œTaking Real Estate to Another Level.â€
These days most companies charge 5% and split the fee with the buyer agent, so on a home like yours it would cost about $70 - $75K. Some companies (like ours) charge less and provide full service, while other discount firms charge less but offer less services. Given the value of your home, in my opinion the quality of the agent/broker and the marketing campaign should be the most important thing.
There are many aspects that make up a great agent/broker, and you should choose carefully, even in a great market.
If you would like to know more about are great program for sellers and team approach to real estate my contact info is below:
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
Commission rate is negotiable. That being said, do not think that the cheapest Agent is necessarily the best Agent for you. Always remember you get what you pay for. Good luck to you!