The recently released 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows once again that it pays to use a Realtor when selling your home. The survey shows that the number of home sellers who decided to “do it themselves” shrank to the lowest level in over thirty-five years. Only eight percent of homeowners sold their home without an agent, and many of them already knew the buyer. The median “for sale by owner” sold for $35,000 less than median home sold by a real estate professional.
Plus, real estate professionals continue to meet and exceed the expectations of their clients. Over eighty percent of home buyers and sellers were satisfied with the service they received and would recommend their agent to family or friends.