Compare Your Options!
If You’re Thinking About Selling Your Houston Area House, Find Out The Differences Between Selling A House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent.
It is always smart to look at your options when getting ready to sell a house in Houston, TX. You need to look at what will actually help you best reach your goals and what sort of problems you might run into. Please take a look at the information below and compare the details between FSBO, Cute Rate Agents, and Natasha Carroll Realty.
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market (under 50)||Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**||Depends on how comprehensive the service is to help market and negotiate the home|
|Typical Sales Price:||Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more!||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.||MLS, other marketing usually extra|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. We want this to be as hands-off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure. But we save you time, headache, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO||$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.||Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.|
Think About It…
What is your time worth? If you choose to go the FSBO route, are you prepared to give about 30 hours of your time (at minimum) to sell your house? If you value your time, that alone is thousands of dollars in real value. Research shows a full-service agent who is experienced in local Houston real estate can sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more! Plus, you don’t have to worry about marketing your house, paperwork, or complicated offers to decipher. Natasha Carroll takes care of it all.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at (832) 428-3134 or connect with us on our Contact Page.
Work With Natasha Carroll For Peace Of Mind
When selling your Houston Texas house, make your decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors.
- The true costs: If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, there’s a missed mistake in the contract, you could lose a lot of money. All of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house.
- Your time commitment: Do you want to be heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? From marketing to taking calls from buyers, to showing the house, doing your own open house, putting signs outside, to setting up the escrow, and more?
- The “experience factor”: Real estate is complicated and there are laws and rules to follow that if missed, could cause the sale to fall through. If pays to work with an experienced agent who can guide you through the process with honesty and transparency.
Ready To Get The Process Started With Natasha Carroll Realty? Give Us A Call At (832) 428-3134 Or Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!
* 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.