Anne and David
“Oh my gosh, it was awesome! It was excellent value and service.”
Location of home: Homewood
Home sold for: $495,000
Anne and her husband David were at a crossroads. He had just accepted a new job in North Carolina, so the family was faced with having to sell the home quickly so they could use the equity in their home to buy a new house and start their new life. They also had a child in kindergarten, though, and wanted to stay in Homewood long enough for graduation.
Anne and David discussed selling their home themselves through a for sale by owner process, as many couples do. But the more they learned about FSBO, the less enthusiastic they were. Says Anne, “With my husband moving on to his new job, I didn’t feel comfortable handling everything on my own – having random people show up at my house to look at it and everything else that goes along with selling your home.”
They then turned to real estate agents to help. They interviewed several and inquired about commission, and found that “commission rates were all over the board”, and weren’t satisfied – until they met LIST Birmingham.
Initially, they were skeptical – especially about LIST’s ability to offer full service for just a flat fee of $2,500. “We were skeptical because if they sold our home for that little, why were all these other people charging three percent?”
Adds Anne, “We thought we’d just pay for listing and then do all the work ourselves.”
LIST answered Anne’s fears with flying colors. They handled every aspect of the selling process, from taking pictures of the home to listing it with various listing services and handling the showings.
“We pretty much didn’t have to do anything,” says Anne. “It was excellent value and service.”
Within just a week, Anne and David had 15 showings and three different offers, with a final accepted offer for 98 percent of the original asking price. LIST was also able to negotiate the closing so the sale would finalize and they could stay in their home until after graduation.
Along the way, Anne and David managed to save $12,000 in commission – money that they then used toward their new home in North Carolina.
Anne would definitely recommend LIST to any homeowner looking to sell a home, especially those considering FSBO. “Just keep in mind how much work it is. LIST handled everything, answered fifty million questions, and took care of it all.”
How was the overall experience with LIST? “Oh my gosh, it was awesome!” says Anne. “It gave us great peace of mind. And peace of mind is always good.”
Contact LIST Birmingham today to learn how we can sell your home and save you money!
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