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Parents Magazine on BuySelf Realty

"Selling your home? You don’t have to pay a 6 percent brokers fee. To cut costs: Check out"

CNN Money on BuySelf Realty

  • …Keep a bigger share of the proceeds from a sale by forgoing the services of a listing broker and saving the 3 percent commission she'd likely charge (when you do a FSBO, you typically still have to pay a 3 percent commission to the buyer's broker).
  • List it right. Sticking a for sale sign on your lawn isn't enough. Because 80 percent of home buyers start their search online, you have to get your house entered in the multiple-listing service, a central repository where all the brokers in a given geographic area share listings.
  • The MLS feeds other sites for house hunters. You can find a licensed real estate agent to list your place on

Consumer Reports on Discount Brokers

  • “We found that paying an agent a lower commission rarely had any effect on the sales price,”
  • People who paid a higher commission rate “were more likely to say they had regrets about the selling process.”
  • “Sellers who used [Independent companies (those not affiliated with major brands)] were just as satisfied", according to the report.
  • “Sellers who paid commission rates 3 percent or lower were just as satisfied with their brokers’ performance as those who paid 6 percent or more…” Consumer reports announced – and there were no statistically meaningful differences among rated companies in customer satisfaction.
  • “10-25% of traditional agents still don’t advertise their listings on the internet.” Demographically, there are many agents still working today, charging the same commissions and providing the same service they did when they learned the business in the seventies and eighties.

Angie’s List Magazine on BuySelf Realty

  • The best of both worlds. With a discount broker, you pay very little out of pocket …but you get the wide exposure of an MLS listing, too. If you go FSBO, you’re locked out of the MLS
  • “The Internet and electronic commerce changed the rules of the game,” he says. “For the first time, consumers have access to not only information but also tools and resources that in the past were exclusively the domain of real estate professionals.”
  • “Today, sellers can give their properties wide exposure by having them listed on the MLS … which often include multiple photos…”
  • “saved his 2,000 customers an average of $8,000 each in commissions last year”
  • “You’re in control. Nobody is going to tell you what to do …. You can advertise where and how you want, schedule showings at your convenience, speak personally with prospects and even take your house off the market for awhile if you decide you’re not ready to move yet.”
  • More profit. The huge advantage … is that sellers can typically keep nearly half — and sometimes all — of the 5-percent to 7-percent commissions that they would typically pay to a full-service real estate agent.
  • “It’s not as hard as it seems.”

Atlanta Journal Constitution on BuySelf Realty

"Why pay an agent 5, 6, or 7 percent? …it’s not as difficult as many real estate agents would have you believe…Most buyers work through real estate agents, so…have your property listed on the Multiple Listing Service, the mother lode of homes for sale……will put properties on the MLS for a fee…you can save $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 in Realtor’s commissions…"

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on BuySelf Realty

“Look for customer reviews on sites where the company can’t take down the review...An established by-owner service company should have positive reviews.”

Find out why numerous other media have interviewed, featured, or mentioned BuySelf Realty or its lead broker:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • CNN/Money
  • 60 Minutes/CBS News
  • Parents Magazine
  • Money Magazine
  • Inman News
  • Real Estate Intelligence Report
  • Reuters News Service
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Denver Post
  • ABC News (KSTP)
  • Angie's List
  • World News

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