Even in a seller's market like most of Maine, it's smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Maine house. It's important to know your options when selling a house. Dive-in and learn the differences when you hire Jake Yeaton, sell yourself, or a cut-rate limited service agent.
|Working With Jake Yeaton||For Sale By Owner||Cut 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. FSBO||13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiate||Depends if their service includes full negotiation services or not|
|Marketing Costs:||$0 - Jake Yeaton pays for all marketing and do all of the marketing work||$500 - $2,000 in ads, yard signs, and more.||$500 - $2,000+ in ads, yard signs, and more.|
|Types Of Marketing Including:||MLS listing, professional yard sign, Jake's network of buyer agents, featured online listings, open houses 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. Jake Yeaton wants 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 Jake Yeaton saves 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. Jake Yeaton handles all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! Jake Yeaton worries 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.|
At the end of the day, Jake Yeaton always advises his clients to put a vale to their time and energy that it will take to sell a local Maine 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, not to mention the lost time. Add up research showing how a full-service agent who is experienced in local Maine real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more, and that's why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate broker like Jake Yeaton to help you sell your home.
Less Hassle - More In Your Pocket - Peace of Mind
When selling your Maine house, make your decision on what's right for you based on these three important factors.
- The True Costs: Often times people look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell your home. But, when you partner with the right real estate agent, that agent is the expert in your corner to protect your best interests. If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, you misstep because of a mistake in the contract that could cost you money, paying buyers agent commissions... all of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house.
- Your Time Commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? From marketing to taking calls from buyers, to showing the house, doing your own open house, putting signs outside, to setting up escrow, and more? All so you can save 2% or 3% on the sale. Just calculate what your time and energy are worth and where you should best focus your time. If you'd rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Jake Yeaton.
- The "Experience Factor": There are hangups that can throw your closing off or cost you thousands. Jake Yeaton helps you avoid those and Jake Yeaton deals with them for you.