Obiously as a full time realtor I would denitely suggest to go with a realtor rather than the discount brokers. But it really only depends on what you want and what is best for you. Make sure you interview the person who is going to sell your house carefuly (wether it is a full service broker or a discount one). One thing for you to think about if you go with a discount broker is that all you are really paying for is for them to put it on the MLS and maybe REALTOR.com if you are lucky. They do not pre-qualify the people that come to your house to make sure they are serious buyers or make sure they qualify for a loan before they present an offer for your property. Also the showings, with a discount broker you have to be home to let your prospective buyers in the house. You do not know anything about the people that you are letting in the home you can't really go away. You need tobe available at a moment's notice to let buyers into the house. With a full agent or broker, we would lnstall a lock box for agents with other realtors to come see your property when you are not available; or if you prefer, we can also be present when a showing takes place. With a discount brokerage, any sort of advertisement that is done, any expenses for an open house, mailings and such; it will be your responsability and any expense would have to come out of your pocket. With a traditional Realtor, yes you do pay a comission, but we handle all of that. We can continually update you in market conditions and be there fore you every step of the way. If for any reason we don't sell your home; we don't get paid .
Please call me to discuss the matter further. I just want to make sure you are happy and have the info you need to make an educated decision. No pressure.
Realtor, Watson Realty Corp