Buying & Selling

With Annie Black Real Estate


The market is "hot," so why shouldn't I sell by myself?

FSBO’s often mistakenly think that they can “save money” by selling their property themselves. While, it’s true that the market is hot and properties tend to sell quickly, most For Sale By Owners (FSBO) sell their homes for less and their homes stay on the market longer. Why? Because they don’t have access to the resources, connections, and knowledge that real estate agents do. 

When selling your property, you can expect to pay about 7% of the sale price toward commission. This commission is split 50/50 between the Seller’s Agent & the Buyer’s Agent. FSBO individuals often think that by doing it themselves and cutting out the Seller’s Agent, they’ll make more money in the sale. However, statistics show that an agent listed home typically sells for thousands of dollars more.  For example, a FSBO home that sells for $200,000 with a 3.5% Buyer’s Agent commission would yield about $194,000*. That same home, listed by an agent, would likely sell for  $239,000 and even with a 7% split commission, that would yield about $222,270. That’s a difference of $28,270* that would go to you, the Seller.

In addition to the Buyer’s Agent’s commission, there are numerous other costs associated with selling that sellers often overlook. 

Time: Do you have the time to market your own property? It takes time to:

  • Find & fill out the correct paperwork
  • To photograph your property
  • To edit the photos & upload them
  • To craft & implement a strategic marketing campaign
  • To take calls & attend showings
  • To review/negotiate offers
  • To schedule & attend the property inspection
  • Any other inspections (i.e. wells, pests, etc)
  • To ensure the Title Company, Loan Officers/Lending Institutions are on track

Equipment/Resources: Do you the necessary tools to sell your property?

  • Do you have a high quality resolution camera? 3D Tour capability? The ability to fly a drone?
  • Do you have digital marketing/photography editing software?
  • Do you have access to the MLS?
  • Do you have a network of people who are already connected to the Real Estate market & who might already have your perfect buyer lined up?

Energy: Do you have the energy to not only do all of the above, but also do whatever is necessary to get your property sales ready?

As your Seller’s Agent, I make selling your property my number one priority. I know that I don’t get paid, unless you do. I know that the more accurate, targeted, and co-ordinated the effort I put in to marketing and selling your property, the higher the reward will be for both of us. As an agent with over 22 years of experience, you can trust that I’ve done this before, and I can do it again for you. Let me handle the things you don’t have the time, energy, or resources for-so you can focus on what you’re going to do next.

*These are example prices only and are not intended to accurately reflect your property, or represent the amount you will receive. Other costs such as the amount owed on the property, taxes, and lender fees will likely apply. For a more detailed and accurate representation, please contact me today for a Market Analysis.


Why should I use Annie Black Real Estate?

Whether you’re buying or selling, the most important resource you have is time. So it’s not only important to use a Buyer’s Agent, it’s especially important to use a local Buyer’s Agent.

Any online search for Real Estate Agents is sure to result in page after page of willing agents, most of which are not local experts in the neighborhood, city, or even state you’re looking at buying. An online search is one way to go about finding an agent, but it’s a lot like finding a needle in the haystack.

Do you want to spend your time being “on top” of your agent, trying to get them to return calls, schedule showings, or getting your purchase in order? Or would you rather have the confidence on knowing that your agent is “on top” of your real estate transaction? Online companies who specialize in connecting buyers to agents often miss the mark and you’re left waiting (and waiting) for a call back.

At Annie Black Real Estate, you won’t have to worry because our motto is keeping it real estate. What does that mean? It means we’re real people, with real experience, who are experts in both buying & selling in all of Nevada. We specialize in Southern Nevada, but we’re committed to serving you wherever you want to go in Nevada. As a native Nevadan and seasoned real estate professional, Annie has developed an intimate knowledge of her region and has made it a priority for her team to do the same.

As your Buyer’s Agent, Annie Black Real Estate is committed to finding you the perfect property. Annie’s experience, negotiation skills, and community connections allow her to ensure that you find the right property, at the right price, at the right time. Whether you’re looking to move next door, to a nearby city, or looking to relocate from out of State, we’ve got your back and we will help get you moved!

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