Home sellers are more than twice as likely to get their homes sold if they use a REALTOR®, rather than trying to sell their home on their own, according to a new survey conducted by HomeGain of 400 homeowners nationwide from July 31 to Aug. 10. Seventy-three percent of the homeowners surveyed said they used a REALTOR®. On the other hand, 21 percent of those surveyed said they tried to sell their home themselves.
The survey found that 66 percent of the homeowners who used a REALTOR® were able to successfully sell their home compared to 30 percent of for-sale-by-owners.
What’s more, the survey found that 22 percent of the for-sale-by-owners eventually decided to use a REALTOR® to try to sell their home. More than half of those who did were then able to sell their homes too, the survey found.
A new survey by HomeGain reveals if a seller is better off—and by how much—when they use a real estate professional, instead of trying to sell on their own.