Compare Your Options For Selling A Home In Ankeny
The first step when you decide to sell a house or property in Ankeny is evaluating your options to see which will best help you reach your goals. Find out the differences between hiring an experienced and professional real estate team, selling the house yourself (FSBO), or hiring a cut-rate limited service agent.
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agent|
|Time To Sell:||With us, we can lower your house’s average days on the market (under 50).||Studies show selling a house yourself adds on an average of 20+ days to the sell time.**||It 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 with a broker vs. FSBO.||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate.||It depends on if the service includes full negotiation services or not.|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 – We pay for all marketing.||$500 to $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 to $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, a team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open houses, and more.||None. You purchase and do all of the marketing yourself.||MLS is usually included, but other marketing is extra.|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. We want this to be as hands off as possible for you. Let us handle the details!||3 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3 to 5+ hours per week, including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Our commission structure is competitive for the Iowa area. Stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO, and we do it in less time and with less headache.||$100 to $1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||A flat fee or reduced commission is charged for the reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up of escrow and closing, and more.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details. You also must make sure the closing happens correctly and legally.||Ask the agent what they include and will not include. Most only offer limited advice, if it’s available at all.|
* 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 an FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.
At the end of the day, what is your time and energy worth? If it takes you 30 hours of your time (at minimum) to sell a Ankeny area house, that time is equal to thousands of dollars in real value. And that doesn’t even include the hours and hours of lost time!
Research shows that using a full-service agent who is experienced in your area’s local real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more than trying to sell yourself. That’s the reason 89% of homeowners work with a local real estate broker like Lindsey Dacey Real Estate Team to to sell their Iowa property.
If you’re ready to take the next step to sell your house for more money (and hassle-free), call us today at (515) 210-4550 or connect with us on our Contact Page.
If Selling For More Money And Less Hassle Sounds Right For You…
Are you a Ankeny area property owner that is ready to sell but you’re not sure which option is for you? These 3 important factors can help you sell your house for the most money possible while also saving you months of time, energy, and headaches:
- The true costs. Homeowners often look at the agent’s commission as a necessary evil to sell your home but, when you partner with the right Ankeny real estate agents, you have an expert in your corner that is making sure all the details are correct to protect your interests. Sometimes a property sits on the market too long, a buyer’s financing falls through, or you misstep because of a mistake in the contract, expensive issues and mistakes that can be taken care of by an experienced real estate team like Lindsey Dacey Real Estate Team.
- Your time commitment. From listing the house on the MLS, setting up open houses and walk throughs, to marketing online and through email and setting up escrow, and more. When you calculate the time commitment and overall cost of trying to sell a house yourself, being able to save 2 or 3% on the sale no longer makes much sense. If you’d rather not deal with the time-consuming details of a house sale, work with a trusted agent like Lindsey Dacey Real Estate Team.
- The “experience factor”. Every real estate transaction can suffer a hangup or two. These “hiccups” can be small or large – throwing off your closing and costing you thousands. With Lindsey Dacey Real Estate Team, we take care of the details so you can sleep better!