Compare! Thinking Of Selling Your Salt Lake Area House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?

At Chalker Properties, LLC, we believe it’s smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Salt Lake area house. There are pros and cons to selling a house yourself or hiring a cut-rate agent to do the work. Dive in and learn about the differences and how Chalker Properties, LLC can help you!

For Sale By OwnerCut 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. FSBO13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiateDepends 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 you 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.

What’s Your Time Worth?

Ask yourself how much time and energy will it take to sell your Salt Lake area house yourself. If it takes you 30 hours of your time (at minimum) and you value your time, that alone is thousands of dollars in real value! Are you prepared to put in the work? Research shows that a full-service agent who is experienced in Salt Lake County real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more. Those are some impressive numbers! Chalker Properties would love to help you sell your home, and make it easy and fun!

Ready to get started? Give us a call at 801-997-0767 or connect with us on our Contact Page.

Or, continue to compare what it takes to sell your Salt Lake area house!


Do You Want Peace Of Mind?

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to compare your options when it comes to selling your Salt Lake area house. Here are three important factors to consider when making your decision:

  1. How Much Will It Really Cost? There are a number of expenses you’ll encounter when trying to sell your house without an agent in Salt Lake County. You’ll have to think about signage, advertising, hosting an open house, and hiring a professional photographer. It can all add up. When you work with Chalker Properties, LLC, all the marketing is included!
  2. How Much Time Will It Take? A lot goes into a successful property listing. From advertising and marketing to showing the house, keeping it clean, handling offers, negotiating, and escrow. Chalker Properties, LLC can take care of all that and more.
  3. Do You Know What You’re Doing? Anyone can put a sign in their yard that says “for sale” but it takes much more than that to actually sell your home for the price you want. At Chalker Properties, LLC, we are South Salt Lake Valley area real estate experts and we know how to get your house seen so it sells quickly and for top dollar!

At Chalker Properties, LLC, we take pride in our shockingly amazing customer service! We are positive, persistent, Uniquely Different, and “Chalkingly Better”!

Give Us A Call At 801-997-0767 Or Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!


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.