When you do it yourself its so much more work, and you have to show the home when you can which means you could lose a sale by not being able to show as buyers need to see it on their time frames...
The MLS and real estate websites only work together to get the most amount of people looking at your home each day. As we know the internet gives you the best chance to get it sold faster. Hope that gives you an over all idea why its best to work with both and Real estate agent that will put your home on the MLS listings.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Rose & Womble Realty
You asked a question that only the beginning of the question: How do I sell my home?
A Multiple Listing Service(MLS) listing is but the first step in letting buyers know about your home. Networking with other Realtors, spreading the listing data and more importantly the pictures across multiple listing and home interest websites, including Facebook, Pininterest and hundreds more and spreading the news among buyer pools are other steps that would go far beyond a MLS listing.
Though it has been awhile since you posed your question, you or someone you know may want to know more about selling a home for the most in the least amount of time.
I am here to answer your questions!
"Always the Smart Move!"
Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SRES, SFR
(757) 580-6546 Cell
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Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
Rose & Womble Realty
Using the MLS system puts you in front of the agents who have qualified buyers, often preapproved, that can purchase your home. It levels the playing field so that anyone looking to purchase a home like yours can find it and pursue purchasing it with a skilled agent at their side
Just following up on your MLS and Open House questions. I'm not going to be "that guy" who tries to sell myself while subtly answering your question with an open ended response. Not sure if your home is still for sale by owner or if you've now gone with an agent. Let me know if there is anything that I can help you out with.
Wainwright Real Estate
Specializing in Suffolk, Franklin, Smithfield, Chesapeake, and Isle of Wight County
Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia
"Let's Make Moves Together!"
I just posted a pie graph on facebook titled "Where will your buyer come from?"
Breaks it down: Internet, Agent, friends, newspaper ads, MLS, for sale signs and much more.
Check it out
In additions, this study reveal homes newly listed can appear 7 days AFTER their appearance on reeal estate professional websites.
Add to that all the FALSE data appearing from Realty Trac and you end up with a website that fosters frustration and confusion. The consumer is being mislead by data that appears on aggregate real estae websites from the homes listed to the laughable 'valuations' that appear.
If you want your home to be presented to knowledgeable, SERIOUS, qualified buyers, your home must be where the SERIOUS buyers are looking, the local MLS.
Any other conclusion is delusional.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
As far as the selling goes, a Realtor protects you through the process, has instant answers and strategies for those sticky problems that almost always arise! We do this everyday and have lots of solutions, expert advice, and you'll want a Realtor who not only has your best interest at heart - but one who is compassionate to your needs!
Being on the MLS is like a used car sitting on your lot out front with a ad in the local paper.
I would go far beyond the MLS to give your home exposure. You don't want the house listed by me!
You want it sold by me!!
Call anytime 757 580-6546. I would be happy to answer your questions