What do LA agents (and their brokers) do to earn so much money?
We listed our house with an agent in mid-August. One showing the next day, three more showings 4 weeks later. Nothing since then.
We have come to the conclusion that our agent, and other LAs, market themselves as much or more than they do their listings. Our agent has a lot of listings, insuring that she gets an income as they are sold by someone else. She is constantly sending out stuff to us and nearby homeowners about selling this house and that.
We are taking our house off the market today and will be listing it ourselves in 90 days (mid-January), after it will no longer show up as previously listed. We have sold, by ourselves, 3 of our 4 previous homes we owned. I figure that, for about $1,000.00 we can do exactly what the LA does. We will offer 3% to any buyer's agent or up to 3% to be applied toward closing costs if there is no buyer's agent.
Our LA posted a photo of the house that showed only the garage. She took other photos from different angles that showed a lot more of the house (they were posted in Realtor.com and MLS). But, who would look further if the posted photo doesn't picque your interest? Also, in Homes and Land, she didn't even mention we had 4 BR and 3.5 Baths.
So, someone else tell me what she did to have earned the commission had we sold. She obviously wasn't out beating the bushes to get the house looked at.