Re: Best way to unload Real Estate?
I tried a flat-fee broker who put my property in MLS and gave me a sign for the yard. Didn't work. I heard that other agents can figure out who these guys are and boycott them since they can't get the listing commission. I wound up a using full-fee agent. It wasn't cheap, but the property sold. I read that over 95% of properties are sold through a full-fee agent and the MLS.
I would interview a few agents and ask them what their marketing plan is. Here it varies from just putting the listing in MLS and waiting, to newspaper ads, magazine ads, virtual tours, postcard mailings, and open houses. I'd pick the one that will do the most for the smallest commission, then write on the contract what marketing they will do for you before you sign - verbal agreements don't count. Good luck.
Retired in 2006 at age 49.
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