If you're planning to stay at the brokerage you're currently with, you simply cannot list your own home with anybody else. Just think of the message that you're sending your potential clientelle?!
And if you don't have any confidence in your current brokerage's ability to market your home, then you should leave. It's that simple.
A web presence is very curtail to the sale of a home. Research shows that most buyers look on the internet for homes, prior to working with an agent. Get the most coverage from your listing by posting it on sites like the MLS, Trulia, Zillow, LA Times, Home Finder, Realtor.com, craigslist...and the list goes on. Your personal website also is key to marketing the property. You can also develop a web stie specific to the property and use the address for the web address address, ie: http://www.123anystreet.com, post pictures and information about your property. And of course, a sign on the property is key, many lookers drive the area they want to be in and take down addresses as they drive. There are also other local and international media types and publications that may be used. If you are looking to get equity out of the property and you are not upside down, this may not be a bad way to go if you are experienced. If your are not, then consider using an outside broker. You can always ask for a referral fee.
On the other hand, if you go with an outside broker, they already have these tools in place, they can market your home faster, more efficiently, get better coverage, network with local agents and possibly achieve multiple offers which may yield a higher return for you.
If you are upside down and have no equity, the questions is...are you ready to do the work?
Feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss your options further.
All the best,
Prudential California Realty
Statastics are showing that 92% of buyers are using the internet to find properties. The web is the way of the world now. Now with web presence we are always hitting foriegners interested in homes here. Look out for yourself first.
Some sellers make the mistake of listing with a so called â€œtop producerâ€ who has hundreds of listings. Those real estate brokers/agents play what we call in the industry: â€œthe numbers game!â€ They are just interested in having a large inventory: the more number of listings, the more chances of them making money. If they have 100 listings and half of them sellâ€” thatâ€™s ok with themâ€”they are still making tons of money. But, what about the other 50% of their sellersâ€”they are left out in the cold. If you think about it: â€œHow could a broker/agent who has hundreds of listings give you the attention you deserve?â€ Go with a broker/agent that will give you personal service, an independent broker who doesnâ€™t play the numbers game might be a better choice.
Good luck with selling your home and if you need another broker to interview, I would love the opportunity to help you sell your home.
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The brokerage backing the agent is also important. The SoCal Investment Group with Sotheby's International Realty offers tremendous advantages to those wishing to sell their properties through us. With more than 500 offices in 40 countries, Sotheby's International Realty offers a network that provides access to a qualified global client base, and a sales force comprised of the world's most respected and successful agents.
10,000 agents, around the world, trying to sell your property. Presence on dozens of websites.
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there are many aspects to a successful relationship with a real estate professional. Online presence and promotion is just one of them (one that must be a minimum requirement)... others are knowledge of the law, city, proven negotiation skills, building and safety regulation expertise... of course Integrity... but above all competence and putting your interest forefront...
I will be glad to interview for the position without any obligation... Google me or look at my profile here in Trulia...
There are many competent agents and brokers... you owe it to yourself to take your time and make a smart decision with someone you are comfortable with...
Ron Escobar, MBA
Broker & General Contractor
If not, why don't you just list it with a discount broker who charges a minimal fee (typically $300 to $900 flat fee in our area). They can put it in the MLS and you'll save the listing side commissions and still get the MLS exposure. Then you can advertise it yourself on different free sites to get additional exposure.
I look forward to talking to you soon,
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