Service Comparison: Realtor vs. My Castle
FSBO's are More Popular Than Ever Now! In today's market, more and more people are buying and selling their homes on their own. Traditionally, realtors were crucial to the process because they:
(1) Were the sources of knowledge and information on such topics as home values, neighborhoods, schools, and the local real estate market,
(2) Provided home sellers with the means of advertising their homes,
(3) Provided homebuyers with a consolidated database of existing homes for sale.
Today, all the information a homebuyer or seller needs is available for free on the Internet. FSBO magazines and Internet sites provide sellers with far-reaching advertising outlets for a cost of only a few hundred dollars, and they provide buyers with a convenient and hassle-free means to viewing available houses on the market. Paying exorbitant realtor fees can no longer be justified. YOUR home is YOUR castle. Don't throw YOUR money away.
|Services Needed to Sell Your Home||Realtor||Texas FSBO|
|Full-color photo magazine ad|
|Choice of Magazine ad size|
|Full-color photo Internet ad|
|Professional For Sale Signs|
|MLS Listing (additional fee)|
|Cost on a $200,000 home:||$12,000*||$700**|
* Assumes a 6% realtor fee
** Average investment