About 20% 75-80% of homes are sold by Realtors. Why? Exposure, negotiating ability, and network. Even more so stress is less when hiring a professional. Simple but true and statistics don't lie.... more
The "secondary" listing sites are not always up to date. With the smaller brokers, one (buyer or seller) is subject to the individual listing agents' attention to detail. You may be better served by using Weichert.com, which is updated mostly live, and if not live, at least once every 24 hours (around 3-4AM) and carries ALL of the listings. More importantly, if you have a question about something you are seeing on some website, call me and ask...I can usually find out for you!... more
I'd do 2 things.
One of course is to price the house aggresively for sale, after making sure it is clean, uncluttered, painted etc.
Number 2 is make sure the Buyers Broker gets a solid commission, like 3%
Too often I see 2% to buyers broker on the MLS. With the glut of houses on the market, why show a 2% listing? Most give 2.5% to the B.B. If you want maximum showings, up it to 3%!
Feel free to call for advise
Murph Plishtin... more