Contradicting previous research, new study finds FSBOs sell at discount
Agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings, enough to offset their commission fee, according to a recent analysis.
Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears.It suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) route.That’s because agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings — enough to offset their commission fee, according to an analysis released by automated
Through July 2017, the Southern Nevada resale housing market continued to trend in a positive direction.
Prices edged up further (+10.2 percent), closing volumes jumped from the prior year (+10.8 percent) and effective availability remained limited (1.8 months).
The overall condominium/townhouse segment posted similar results with closings up 7.5 percent, median prices rising 20.0 percent and inventory reaching 1.1 months.
Importantly, foreclosure activity remains at a post-recession low with the number of notices of default, notices of trustee sale and trustee deeds falling substantially during the past couple of months. Improving economic and housing fundamentals are contributing to reduced foreclosure activity.