Watson Realty Corp. Realtors®

(904) 814-3740

For Sale By Owner

If your thinking of selling your home “FOR SALE BY OWNER”, we would like you to consider the services that our team can offer.

Watson Realty Corp sells more homes in North East Florida than any other residential brokerage firm. Also, as members of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World we belong to a network that is a Local and Global market leader. Your home is not only seen and marketed locally; it is seen and marketed around the world!

Doug and I have been recognized by Watson Realty Corp. as Top Producing Listing and Sales agents. Our marketing plan includes online and offline strategies to maximize your home’s exposure to potential buyers and get it SOLD.

We offer individual property websites, a Communication Guarantee, Guaranteed Sales Program and Sellers Home Warranty Listing Coverage. These are just some of the many things that we do for our customers.

You can learn more about us at our website TeamScarponi.com under the “Our Info - Team Scarponi and Testimonials” tabs.  You can also click on the "Sell - Home Value Estimate" tab on our website and get an automated valuation for your property.  However, to discover your home's true value you need a complete Comparable Market Analysis (CMA). Let us know if you would like us to do one for you. You may also want to visit the "Sell - FSBO and Expired Listing" tabs on our website for other helpful information on getting your home sold. 

I truly wish you well with the sale of your home, but if you decide in the future to use a REALTOR®, we would love an opportunity to talk with you about the Watson Advantage and our Team Advantage in getting your home sold.

Should you have any questions about the home selling process at any time, please do not hesitate to call me at (904)814-3740.


Study: FSBOs net ‘significantly’ lower profits

NEW YORK – Aug. 21, 2017 – For-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) tend to sell their homes for lower prices than homes sold through traditional agents via the MLS, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate, according to a new study by Collateral Analytics. The study examined the price differences between homes sold through traditional agents versus those sold by FSBOs from 2016 to the first half of 2017.

Some homeowners attempting to avoid commission costs attempt to sell their home on their own – but that can backfire and turn into a much lower sales price, the study found.

Even successful FSBO sellers achieve prices "significantly below" those from similar properties sold more traditionally via Realtors®, the study found. A FSBO sale, on average, nets nearly a 6 percent lower price than an MLS sale for a similar property, the study found.

Overall, the authors found that the differential in selling prices between FSBOs and MLS sales is "remarkably close to average commission rates."

"Assuming that both buyers and sellers pay the commission, one might have expected something less than this average," the researchers note. "It appears that many sellers are avoiding commissions while netting home prices less than they would with an agent-represented MLS sale."

Source: "Saving Real Estate Commissions at Any Price," Collateral Analytics Research (Aug. 16, 2017)

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