Thinking about selling your own home, think again!

Every once in a while I run across someone who questions the value of a Real Estate agent. Recently I came across an interesting survey conducted by HomeGain. Basically, home sellers who use a Realtor are more successful and more satisfied that those who choose to sell their own homes. And, to prove it, click on to the attached article. The founder of For Sale By Owner gave up on selling his own home and hired a Realtor!

Here are the stats from the Home Gain Survey:

  • 83 percent of homeowners say they used a Realtor to sell their homes vs. 17 percent who tried to sell it themselves.
  • 59 percent of homeownerswho used a Realtor were sucessful in selling their homes vs. 39 percent where successful selling  their own homes.
  • 88 percent of homeowners who successfully sold their homes using a Realtor AND 81 percent of those homeowners who tried to sell their own home said they would definately use a Realtor in the future.


  • 24 percent of For Sale By Owners eventually enlist the help of a professional Realtor to sell their home.

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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