Friday, February 25, 2011


Survey: Sellers Fare Better With Agents
Sellers have a better chance at getting their house sold by using a REALTOR® than opting for the do-it-yourself approach, according to a survey of 1,000 homeowners by, an online real estate resource. In the survey, -Nearly 60 percent of homeowners who used a REALTOR® to sell their home were successful compared to 39 percent of FSBOs. -83 percent of homeowners said they used a REALTOR® to sell their home, whereas 17 percent said they tried to sell it themselves. “It is especially striking that homeowners fare significantly better in selling their homes using a REALTOR® than selling on their own,” says Louis Cammarosano, general manager at HomeGain. “Due to that relative success, the level of satisfaction in the home selling process is also higher for home sellers utilizing the services of a REALTOR® than those who try to sell their homes on their own.” Among the findings in its For Sale by Owner vs. REALTOR® survey: -88 percent of homeowners who sold their homes using a REALTOR® said they would use a REALTOR® again. -24 percent of FSBOs eventually contacted a REALTOR® to help sell their home. Source: NAR

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