Thinking Of Selling Your Omaha Area House Yourself
Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?
Compare Your Options Now!
At Homes By Chris Harter, we have been living in the Council Bluffs-Omaha area for decades! We want to provide you with the best service possible when it comes to selling your house. Please take a look at what we can offer you compared to trying to sell your house yourself (FSBO) or hiring a cut-rate limited service agent. Compare your options and reach out to us with questions!
|For Sale By Owner||Cut Rate Agents|
|Time To Sell:||Lower average days on market (under 50)||Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**||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 w/ a broker vs. FSBO||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.||$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Included:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more!||None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.||MLS, other marketing usually extra|
|Time Commitment From You:||Very little. We want this to be as hands off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.||3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.|
|Fees / Commissions:||Competitive commission structure. But we save you time, headache, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO||$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.||Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.|
|Legal / Contract / Advice:||100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so yo can relax.||You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.||Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.|
Your time is valuable. When you try to sell your house on your own or use a cut-rate agent, you are likely going to spend a good amount of time marketing your home, meeting with potential buyers, and answering a lot of questions. You’ll need to show the house and manage the closing process. That’s a lot to take on if you’re inexperienced in real estate. If you consider how much time you’ll invest in trying to sell your house yourself, you may realize that an experienced agent could actually save you time, and make you more money at the end of the day! *Research shows how a full-service agent who is experienced in local Omaha real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more!
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 402-378-9462 or connect with us on our Contact Page.
Consider These 3 Things
When selling your Omaha Nebraska, or NE house, make your decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors:
- The true costs: If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, you misstep because of a mistake in the contract, all of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house. Plus, there’s signage, print and online marketing, and professional photography!
- Your time commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? From taking calls from potential buyers, to showing the house, doing your own open house, to setting up the escrow, and more? Calculate what your time and energy are worth and where you should best focus your time. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Homes By Chris Harter.
- The “experience factor”: When you work with Homes By Chris Harter, you get a trusted real estate agent, someone who’s lived in the area for 30 years, and someone who has helped countless people sell their homes for top dollar.
If you compare all the details above, we think you’ll realize that working with a local expert like Homes By Chris Harter is the best way to successfully sell your house in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. We can’t wait to work with you!
Ready To Get The Process Started With Homes By Chris Harter? Give Us A Call At 402-378-9462 Or Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!
* 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 a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.