Discount brokerages/shops are becoming more and more common these days, but today I’ve got an important message to share about their services.
As many of you may know, the real estate market is changing. For those of you who have thought about selling in the next few weeks, months, or the coming years, you’ve likely noticed the impact of these changes first-hand during your preliminary research.
Discount brokerages/shops have been popping up all over the country and here in San Diego County. They promise dramatically decreased commissions and a quick sale. As someone who’s passionate about a great deal myself, I understand this completely.
However, what these brokerages don’t tell you is that discounted fees will also mean discounted service and ultimately the price they get for your property. You may save a few thousand dollars in commission, but the diminished level of service/marketing/contacts/negotiating skills will potentially cost you tens of thousands because it’s not what they do. True professional Realtors fight to get you as much money for your home as possible.
In the age of the internet, online services can serve as a convenient alternative to more traditional methods of securing goods or services. However, is the supposed convenience actually worth it when it means your bottom line will be drastically lower?
Online and discount services like these are driving home prices and values down all over the country and San Diego County which is why certain communities around the country are going so far as to try to ban them.
The bottom line is this: These services may initially sound like a good deal, but they’re actually very harmful to the industry and to your success as a seller.
Traditional, full-time agents like me will have the knowledge, experience, and track record you need and deserve when it comes time to sell your home.
When it comes to real estate, you get what you pay for. Don’t trust your success to a discount brokerage/shop that can only offer discounted results.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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