Right now, you're not really "on the market." The MLS counter will start when you list there, and that's really the counter that, uh, counts! So, you don't need to "give it a rest," you should start getting real exposure as soon as possible.
Hope this helps,
There are disadvantages that may actually cost you more money in listing your home for a flat fee. For example, you may or may not get the array of services you believe you need to sell your house. You may need to handle showings, open houses, unrepresented buyers who are not qualified, phone calls, negotiations and so forth. You may also need to hire a real estate attorney to handle functions that are not covered by the flat fee. This can be very costly.
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I would be happy to set up a time to meet with you. My Staging skills and Visual Tour that I will create for you may be just what you need to get more people looking at your homes. Feel free to contact me at 717-587-2406 should you wish to talk more. I look forward to earning your business. Thank you~
I can appreciate your desire to sell your home without a Realtor. The MLS "doesn't care" how much time you've spent trying to sell your home yourself. The clock starts when your listing hits the MLS. A word of caution, you often get what you pay for. A discount broker just won't offer all the services that a full-service Realtor will.
Also, the buyers looking for FSBO's often expect a large discount price on the property. By the way, a local Realtor will do a marketing analysis to establish the value of your home (based on recent sales data in your local market) -- free of charge and at no obligation. In your case it would be a price check. If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me. Take care!
Nadine Reinhardt -- Realtor, ePro
Forrey Real Estate
Depends on the MLS rules in your state but time on the market doesn't begin until you list it in the MLS. You may want to also consider hiring a realtor. They are experts in your local market and maybe be able to move your house quicker than a FSBO at a reduced commission to save you money. You can also advertise on several internet sites for free including Zillow.com.
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Realty World & Associates