There's been a lot of attention on For Sale By Owner listings lately. Because of the internet, a lot of sellers think that they will be able to post their house on some of the For Sale By Owner sites, put a sign in the yard and wait for their check rather than working with a Realtor to list their home and pay out a commission. Unfortunately, selling your home on your own is really difficult and there is a less than 10% chance of success for those that do so. The truth is that people who list their homes with a Realtor have a much better experience and almost always walk away with more profit than they otherwise would have. This infographic shows the data behind the positive results that those who list with a good Realtor will experience - the most important being the fact that listing with a Realtor almost always nets you more in the long run. Remember me if you're interested in buying or selling residential, commercial or investment real estate in the Charleston, SC area.
There is a lot of confusion about the difference between a real estate agent and Realtor. A real estate agent is one who is licensed with their state's LLR and real estate board in order to broker real estate. A Realtor is one who has completed those steps and then further joined the National Association of Realtors in order to hold themselves to a higher standard of professional standards and ethics. If you're in need of a Realtor in Charleston, SC, please feel free to contact me.