How Does A Top Sacramento Real Estate Agent Compare To A Flat Rate Agent Or FSBO Listing?

At MegaBliss Real Estate, we will always encourage you to explore your options when buying or selling a Sacramento area house. Many people get wrapped up in an FSBO listing or a listing agreement without knowing exactly what it will entail or what it will cost. Below, we break down some of the things you can expect from the different selling options available to you.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Flat-Rate Agents
Time To Sell:  Typically less than 40 days Selling your house on your own will add at least 20 days to the process** Varies – Usually longer than using a full-service agent
Typical Sales Price: 13% more than when selling on your own* 13% less* than what an experienced, local agent can bring in for your property Varies – Depends on the level of service provided
Marketing Costs: None – We handle everything You could spend thousands in online listings, print materials, open houses, and the cost of your time for showing the home and answering buyer questions You will have to determine what marketing will be necessary, paying for it yourself
Types Of Marketing Included: A professional MLS listing, professional digital marketing, staging, online listings, open houses, and anything else required to sell your house quickly You will have to determine which marketing methods will be the most cost effective for your property Usually just the MLS listing – everything else is on you
Time Commitment From You:  As little as possible. We aim to handle everything so you can focus elsewhere. Several hours per week working on marketing, property showings, buyer questions, and paperwork You will have to handle much of the process on your own, possibly spending several hours per week
Fees / Commissions:  Only a standard commission You will have to pay for all marketing and administrative tasks A flat-fee or reduced commission, plus the cost of marketing and administrative tasks
Legal / Contract / Advice:  We handle the contracts, escrow process, and paperwork. We’ll provide our expert guidance throughout the entire process You will have to handle escrow and the legalities of the sale on your own This is typically very limited with a flat-rate agent

How much are your time and energy worth? We want to encourage you to take a realistic look at how much time you are able to spend on the sale of your property. In some cases, you could be spending several hours per week working on the sale of your home. You will be spending time and money to market the property, show the property, and answer questions from potential buyers. When you choose to work with an experienced agent, you can save time and money on the sale.

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Experience Peace of Mind And A Blissful Sale!

Our team is here to help you sell your Sacramento house in less time and for money. We take unique approaches to marketing and getting your home seen by the right people. We’ll help you avoid extensive expenses and mistakes that could cost you down the road.

Your Best Interest – While we do charge a commission to sell your house, the value you will receive from our service is far greater. We are an incredibly dedicated and passionate team, who thrive on helping others with the sale of their homes. We will keep your best interest at heart through the entire process, helping you to avoid delays and mistakes that could affect the sale.

Value Your Time – Living in a state of limbo isn’t fun for anyone. Having to spend hours each week, for an indefinite period of time can be stressful and tiring. Working with an experienced agent will help you to lower your days on market, and save you time by handling all of the details.

Local Experience – As natives to the area, we are passionate about helping people buy and sell properties throughout the city. Our goal is to help as many people as possible find the right properties or sell properties that are no longer working for them. We find solutions and help people with all kinds of properties, in all kinds of situations.

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Sources:  

2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, National Association of REALTORS®)

** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.