Good question. The answer is yes. I think Julie covered this below. You can hire a flat fee agency or a Limted Rep agency to put the property on the MLS. That is a very powerful tool and it can help.
But you have to offer a robust fee to the seling agent or you will defeat the power of the MLS. You alos need representation. Without that and Professional Marketing you are asking to get less for your home and to end up with failed closings and possible legal issues.
You can go it alone if you wish but you need to hire somebody in this market more than in any other market.
We have fees form 4% on up. We are worth every Penny you pay us and I honestly believe that.
Best wishes to you;
Dirk T Knudsen
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#1 Rated Re\Max Team in Oregon
Just FYI, the National Association of Realtors did a study and found that homes represented by a full service Broker sell for more that FSBO's do - as much as 11% more - that more than offsets the commission you might pay...
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