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Compare All Of Your Options For Selling Your North County San Diego Area Home

In a seller’s market like North County San Diego, you have options for selling your home. But which of those options will help you best reach your goals? Dive in and learn the differences of working with a trusted and professional realtor like Livin' In San Diego, trying to sell a house yourself, or using a cut-rate limited service agent.

For Sale By OwnerCut Rate Agents
Time To Sell: Lower average days on market (under 50)Studies show selling a home yourself adds on an average 20+ days**It 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 negotiateIt varies. Ask if the agent’s service includes full negotiation services or not.
Marketing Costs:None. We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work.$500 to $2,000+ in ads, yard signs, and more.$500 to $2,000+ in ads, yard signs, and more.
Types Of Marketing Included:MLS listing, a professional yard sign, featured online listings, open house and showings, and more! None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.MLS with 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 to 5+ hours per week, including open houses, your own marketing, posting signs, etc.3 to 5+ hours per week, including open houses, marketing the house yourself, putting out signs, etc.
Fees / Commissions: We offer a competitive commission structure that saves you time, money, and stress.$100 to $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.You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details. You must ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.Not always included and when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.
Sources:  
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.

At the end of the day, we want our clients to put a value to the time and energy that takes to sell a North County house or property. If it takes you 30 hours of your time (at the bare minimum), that alone is thousands of dollars in real value. When you add in the extensive research showing how full-service agents with local real estate experience can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more, you can see why so many California homeowners work with a trusted and local company like Livin' In San Diego.

If you’re serious about selling your house quickly and for the most money possible, give us a call at 760-477-4441 or connect with us on our Contact Page. We would love to chat with you about our love of North County.


Less Hassle And More Peace Of Mind…

There are 3 important factors when it comes to choosing the best option for selling a house in North County San Diego:

  1. The true cost. You may think an agent’s commission is a necessary evil to sell a house but when you partner with the right North County San Diego real estate agent, you are guaranteed an expert in your corner that is there to protect your best interests. When a property sits on the market too long, the buyer’s financing falls through, or a mistake in the contract costs you thousands of dollars (a mistake that a knowledgeable real estate agent would have caught in time) – all of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house.
  2. Your time commitment. Do you have the time and energy to be involved in all aspects of selling your house? From marketing online to showing the house daily, setting up escrow, and more, saving 2 or 3% of the sale price suddenly doesn’t seem worth it. When you work with an experienced real estate agent like Livin' In San Diego, we handle all aspects of selling your house.
  3. The “experience factor”. Unexpected issues may arise that can throw your closing off and cost you thousands. With Livin' In San Diego in your corner, you won’t have to lose another night of sleep. We’ll handle it so you don’t have to.

Give Us A Call At 760-477-4441 And Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!