Compare Your Options

Selling Your Lake Charles House Yourself, Going With A Limited Service Agent Or Working With The Professionals At Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group

It’s always a good idea to compare your options when considering selling a home. At Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group, we provide some benefits that aren’t included in other options, but we want our clients to be educated and know the pros and cons of available options. Take a look at the details below and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Lake Charles house.

 Working With Sell It Like A Saint Realty GroupFor Sale By OwnerCut 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. FSBO13% less* than an experienced agent can negotiateDepends if their service includes full negotiation services or not
Marketing Costs:$0 – We pay 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 Included:MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, an open house if necessary, and more! None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.MLS and other marketing are usually extra
Time Commitment From You: Very little. We want this 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 we save you time, and headaches 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. We handle all of the contracts, and documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry 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.

Compare Your Options

We like to tell our clients to think about the value of their time. If you work with a limited service agent or want to FSBO, how much extra time will it take you to be successful? Chances are, you’re not prepared for the time and effort it takes to sell a house. There is a reason realtors are required to be licensed to practice and that’s because it takes an expert to understand the legal ins and outs of selling or buying real estate.

If you decide to work with a limited service agent or sell your house yourself, you put yourself in a dangerous place for mistakes to happen. Our team is highly trained with years of real estate experience. We can help you save money and a lot of stress! For example, research shows how a full-service agent who is experienced in Lake Charles real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more! That’s why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate broker like Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group!

Ready to get started? Text or call us at (337) 305-8040 or connect with us on our Contact Page.

Selling A House With Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group Is Less Hassle, Puts More Money In Your Pocket, And Gives You Peace Of Mind

Check out these 3 important factors to consider when selling a house in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  1. The true costs: Yes, commissions come into play when selling a home. But, when you partner with the right Lake Charles real estate agents, that agent is the expert in your corner and protects your best interests. If you work with an inexperienced agent, or limited service agent or sell on your own, costs can add up if a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, or there’s a mistake in the contract. All of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house and can add up to even more if you’re not working with an experienced Realtor.
  2. Your time commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling the house? You’ll be on the hook for marketing, taking calls from buyers, showing the house, doing your own open house, putting signs outside, setting up the escrow, and more. That’s a lot of work so you can save 2 or 3% on the sale. Calculate what your time and energy are worth. Does it pay to work with a local expert like Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group?
  3. The “experience factor”: There are hangups that can throw your closing off or cost you thousands. We help you avoid those from the beginning. We deal with all sorts of issues daily and we are expert problem solvers. When you work with Sell It Like A Saint Realty Group, you get peace of mind that you’re in good hands!

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** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on an FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.