Nothing's Happening From The Agents
I'm a FSBO but I recently listed my property with a flat fee agency to get it on the MLS. I've "sold" my property three times in six months, once for the full asking price, the others pretty close, but the deals kept falling through because of loan problems. Everyone was telling me that AGENTS would have buyers who could actually perform. So I bit the bullet and paid to have it put on the MLS. I am offering a 3% commission, the same as an agent would get if they brought a client to any listing other than their own. I thought for sure the phone was going to ring off the hook, at least with agents trying to get my listing. But I've gotten nothing. Nada. Not one call. Not one inquiry. By the way, I've also sent out about fifty information packets to local agents letting them know I'm offering them 3%, it's priced under appraisal, it sold a number of times already, etc. Granted, it's only been a couple of weeks. But in the same time period I've gotten six inquiries from my own advertisements. Two are hot, two are serious, one would love to have my place, can't sell her own house yet but is hoping mine is still available when she does, and I'm unsure of the last one. My point of writing this is I've sometimes felt attacked by some real estate agents trying to blame me for my house not being sold yet. Some even said my website is crappy and it drives me crazy because I get nothing but compliments on it. I know there are good agents out there. I love my buyer's agent. I think NCRealEstateGuy is great. But sometimes FSBO's do a fine job.