Hiring a realtor or do it yourself
By Peter Twain
The position of FSBO sellers are not the best one in a buyer’s market. If you do it yourself (I mean, if you try to sell your home yourself without hiring realtors), you will gain or win nothing as at present most markets in the USA represent a huge database of homes for sale which are listed in MLS. I would recommend hiring a realtor. Some people are afraid of the necessity to pay up to 6% as the realtor’s commission but prices can be negotiated. In some places, for example, in Michigan the realtor’s rate is about 3%. I’m sure the situation is the same in some other states. If you are serious about selling your property, you’d better call three or four agencies in your neighborhood and find out their rates. Then compare and choose the one that you like because the range of services is ...