Why do I need an agent when I can list my house by myself, for free, and find my own buyer?

The primary goal of most sellers is to find a qualified buyer, as quickly as possible, who wants to pay top dollar for your home.

Simply listing with any Realtor will yield many more buyers than listing it on your own, due to the fact that your agent is listing the property on the MLS, marketing it in a number of ways, and working hard to find you a buyer!  Beyond that, they’ll only show your home to qualified, pre-approved buyers who want to buy a home like yours.

Your agent will help you price your home and set a marketing strategy to get you a solid buyer, in an appropriate length of time, who’s willing to pay market value or higher for your home.  She knows your highly-specific market like the back of her hand, and uses the statistics and comparable properties to your advantage.

Of course, you want to get as much money for your home as possible, and you might think that means not parting with extra commissions. But a 2017 study indicated that FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) fetched about 30% less for their owners than agent-listed properties.

You’re probably going to have to pay a commission anyway if an agent represents your buyer.  The buyer’s agent’s commission is typically factored into the deal.

Beyond that, the real challenge of selling your home is in getting from contract to closing quickly, effectively, and – most importantly – SAFELY.  Your home is your most valuable asset, and you need a knowledgeable, experienced professional you can TRUST to guide you through the process and make sure your finances are protected.

That makes sense – but why should I hire Lauren to help me sell my home?

All Realtors have access to the MLS, and most will tell you that they can advertise your home “on thousands of websites”.  We all can!

However, Lauren has her finger on the pulse of the market and likely already has a pool of buyers looking for a home just like yours.   Beyond that, her vast network of area Realtors and community influencers allows her to cast an even bigger net.  She has access to all the statistics and is prepared to use them to your advantage in a negotiation.

Lauren’s experience in the industry makes her a strong ally in your corner.  She understands all the pitfalls to watch out for, and how to navigate them without hassle or danger to your hard-earned cash.

And, she’s just really nice!  Buyer’s agents want to do business with nice seller’s agents, and so will you!

If that’s not enough, Lauren offers you several guarantees to make sure you sell your home the way YOU intended:

  • Your Home Sold in Under 90 Days Guaranteed or I’ll Pay You $1,000 Cash*
  • Your Home Sold in Under 180 Days or I’ll Sell it for Free*
  • No-Risk, Free Cancellation Listing Agreement
  • Referral Give-Back Program

*restrictions apply

OK, I’m in. Where do I start?

Let’s meet to discuss your goals and address your questions. We’ll cover everything you need to know as a seller, and everything I need to know as your agent!