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August
29

Are you thinking about selling your home on your own?   Below are 5 good reasons from the KCM Blog NOT to sell on your own.  We know it comes down to value & protection.  A Lawyers Realty agent will guide you through the complicated process and use all the tools available today to find most qualified buyers in the shortest amount of time in order to get the best market price for your home!

Here are five of our reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to FSBO.

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer's agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer's attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • Your bank in the case of a short sale

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 92% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 28% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an extensive internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

3.  Actual Results also come from the Internet

Where do buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 43% on the internet
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.

4. FSBOing has Become More and More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 9% over the last 20+ years.

5. You Net More Money when Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real commission. The seller and buyer can't both save the same commission.

Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $184,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $230,000.   This doesn't mean that an agent can get $46,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.

Contact a Lawyers Realty Agent today!

December
27

Congratulations to Megan Duffie Flor, REALTOR, on another rave review from one of her clients in regards to a recent settlement.  

 "Once again Megan, with Mark's review, came through getting our old unique farmhouse sold in a weak market. Very professional, honest & straight forward which is refreshing." Ron & Georgia B.

 Lawyers Realty is proud to have Realtors such as Megan as part of our Team.  We are also proud of the many other wonderful comments we have received from past clients.  Check out what they have to say about our Realtors along with having Attorney Representation.  Testimonials

November
20

 To the buyers and sellers we have worked with this year and in the past, the REALTORS, Office Administration & Attorneys at Lawyers Realty thank you. And to those of you that have entrusted us enough to have referred your family and friends, thank you.

It doesn't have to be a holiday for us to be thankful, but Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the gratitude for our bounty and for the relationships that we treasure.

 We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have been the real estate company to represent you in the purchase and/or sale of your homes.  The same homes where families and friends will gather this Thanksgiving to reflect and give thanks for their blessings.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy

What are you grateful for?

October
17

Patti Spirk has joined the team at Lawyers Realty as our newest REALTOR®.  Knowing that she would have in-house real estate attorneys available to assist her made the decision an easy one when deciding which company would become her real estate home.  

A resident of Hershey, Patti knows the community and surrounding area well.  Her passion for home design as well as her community makes Patti the one to call for your real estate needs in the Hershey/Hummelstown area.  

We welcome Patti to Lawyers Realty and look forward to working with her.  

Patti Spirk, REALTOR® can be reached at 717-364-1597 or visit her website at  pspirk.lawyersrealtypa.com.

October
3

As REALTORS, how many times do we hear this? 

Potential Seller's thought process: "We will wait until spring to put our house on the market when buyers are buying and the flowers are blooming."

REALTOR'S thought process:  "Why wait for spring?  Buyers don't suddenly stop buying October thru March. There are buyers that are transferring due to their job; buyers who are renting and their lease is up; and buyers that have been searching for that just right home and it may be your home that they have been waiting for."    

 So if you are one of the fewer sellers who happens to have their home on the market, priced right and in showing condition, then chances are greater that your house may receive a contract at this time of the year.

It is as simple as Supply and Demand.  Supply will be lower, but there will still be a demand. And besides, don't homes feel so much cozier and welcoming in the fall and throughout the Holidays? 

If you are thinking about listing your home, call a Lawyers Realty REALTOR to put a TEAM on your side (717) 364-3000. www.lawyersrealtypa.com

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