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7 More Reasons To Hire Jeanie Elliott REALTORS Instead of Selling By FSBO - Part II
June 19th, 2010 9:55 AM

This is a continuation to another post on March 11, 2010, "7 Important Reasons To Hire Jeanie Elliott REALTORS Instead of Selling By FSBO."

PART II - 7 More Reasons To Hire Jeanie Elliott REALTORS Instead of Selling By FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

Selling FSBO is challenging in any market; but even more so today with all the changes and economic market problems we are having as a nation that have affected the real estate and financial industry.   In this second part blog, I have listed 7 additional reasons to consider, and why you should hire Jeanie Elliott REALTORS instead of selling by FSBO:

1.  We make sure you are compliant with all the laws and the many changes to any laws relating to the sale of your home or property.

2.  The majority of the serious and qualified prospective buyers do use a REALTOR to guide them through their home buying process, and when your property is listed with Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, it will be listed in our multiple listing service for all the Greater Dallas areas, and listed on our company website which syndicates the information to all REALTORS and syndication partner sites; thus, increasing the number of buyers who will find your home or property on the internet and have the opportunity to make an appointment to see it personally before they decide.

3.  Most sellers who spend their time as a For Sale By Owner end up listing eventually with a REALTOR to represent them, and in their local multiple listing service.  A recent NAR National Association of REALTORS survey found that only 11% of sellers nationally ended up selling by owner.  Why spend time and money if in the end you will most likely hire a REALTOR to sell your property any way?*

4.) A FSBO sign makes you vulnerable for any curiosity seeker or unsavory character.  When you list, your home will be accessible through a controlled and recording electronic keybox that can only be accessed by a MLS approved and controlled MLS member and keeps a record of all that enter your property.  Also when you list with us, only buyers that are accompanied by a REALTOR will be able to get inside to view your home.

5.)  Additional exposure through MLS and our syndication partners, our showcase listing enhancements through REALTOR.COM, and additional exposure through my websites syndication partner sites for all our listings increase your home's exposure on the internet and helps to sell your home faster; thus, bringing you the best price for the market.

6.)  Buyers are not always forthright about their financial situation or if they need to sell a home on a contingency basis before they are able to close on your property. Many times, their motivation is to tie your property to one buyer so that other buyers will pass on it while they are trying to sell an existing home.   We insist that all interested buyers get pre-qualified and provide a pre-approval letter prior to bringing any offers to you to be considered.  This pre-approval letter from one of our lender contacts will disclose if the buyers ability to purchase is on a contingency basis or not. Then, if you choose to sell your home on a contingency basis for one buyer, it is an informed decision, not a surprise when you find this out later on.

7.)  We only get paid when the job is completed and your home or property is SOLD and closed.

If you are considering hiring a REALTOR, and have property you need to sell in any of the areas we specialized in, I would be glad to speak to you and discuss our seller representation and marketing services in more detail. Please feel free to call me at your convenience.


Jeanie Elliott, Broker/Owner, SFR, SRES, ABR

ALHS, CHMS, M.S. In Business and Education

Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, Since 1980

(972)612-2277 DIRECT OFFICE

Serving Collin County, North Dallas County, East Denton County, and North Texas areas of:  Allen, Allen ISD, Celina, Celina ISD, Fairview, Lovejoy ISD, Frisco, Frisco ISD, Highland Park, Melissa ISD, McKinney, McKinney ISD, Murphy, Lakewood/E. Dallas, Lavon, Little Elm, Lucas, Park Cities, Parker, Plano, Plano ISD, Prosper, Prosper ISD, Richardson, Saint Paul, The Colony, and Wylie.


* Information provided by the Texas Association of REALTORS and available on their website for REALTORS use.

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Posted by Jeanie Elliott, Broker, ABR, SFR, SRES, MS on June 19th, 2010 9:55 AMPost a Comment

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