Marilyn Whit…, Home Seller in South Yarmouth, MA

I listed my house using POSTLETS - and I don't see my house come up when I search Trulia?

Asked by Marilyn Whitehouse, South Yarmouth, MA Sat Oct 4, 2008

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It's always best to utilize a professional (licensed Realtor). If you select the right one, they will effectively and efficiently market your home for sale.

The average home sold by an agent in 2013 was $40,000 higher than a FSBO listing.

That is a big chunk of change, and much more than the average home sale would pay your agent. PROFITS! It's definitely worth it. Some offices even offers a sell it yourself plan, where we allow you to still try to sell it yourself. You only pay a commission if the Realtor sells it; and truth be told, they usually do!
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Marilyn
Your bigger issue is what happens if your home does not sell? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you really ought to consider a plan B just in case.

Homes sold by owners without professional representation sell to someone they know 5% of the time, 5% of the time to someone they don't know, and 85% of the time they list with an agent.

Homes that are sold sell on average 16% less than those sold by an agent, which make sense when you are only dealing with 10% of the market.

So interview three Realtors, compare their proposals, run the numbers, then you make the call. Good luck.
Keith
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If you'd like a referral I have a great agent in that area.
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Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
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There is always fine print so you need to be very careful when using online tools like these. Rockinblu is right, there is a light grey footnote that tells you the # "3 For sale by agent/broker listings only" and Trulia and Zillow are marked as #3's.

Good luck!

http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…
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How long ago did you post the listing?
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