Looking For A Discount Troy Michigan Realtor? Watch Out. You Will Get What You Pay For!

Posted in Troy Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on April 27th, 2008

According to the 2006 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers, 95% (ninety five percent) of home sellers were satisfied with the service provided to them by their full service Realtor when selling a home. However, only 50% (fifty percent) were satisfied with the service of their discount Realtor. I am not surprised at all. Before I affiliated with RE/MAX, I worked in a discount shop. I can tell you it is absolutely true that you get what you pay for. Most people want the very best service and are willing to pay for it because it is worth it. In this challenging market we are in, sellers need maximum marketing exposure which the discount shops cannot provide because they cannot afford it. Today, sellers need way more than just having their home placed on a Multiple Listing Service to get their home sold. I have developed a Thirty Day Marketing Plan by which I am able to sell 75% (seventy five percent) of the homes that I list. Abviously, it costs money to do this but the point is that IT SELLS HOMES. Homes listed by discount shops take longer to sell, sell for less and usually with more complications. I frequently represent buyers.  Almost always, when I am in my car with the buyer who wants to see a home that we drove by listed by a discount shop, when I call the phone number on the sign, it goes to voice mail. Of course, I don’t end up showing the home and the buyer buys something else. Another thing to consider is that when you list your home with a discounter, you have placed your home in a discount category. Doesn’t your home deserve better? Moreover, a Realtor agreeing to a discount has just showed you the level of his or her negotiating skills. He or she has already given away THEIR OWN MONEY. What do you think they will do with yours?

Lee Morof
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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