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  • On 2 Apr 2014 in Sellers are ditching realtors, pocketing the 6% themselves, HeadSet said:

    elliemae says

    Not really. All a realtor does is sign a contract, then wait for buyers to come along. All a buyer's agent does is hope someone comes along that wants to buy a house.

    What you wrote are attributes of a seller's agent. A buyer's agent works with people wanting to purchase homes, by presenting listings and driving clients to properties.

    What I would like to see happen is that sellers pay a flat fee to list, and those buyers that feel they need an agent pay for the agent themselves.

  • On 28 Mar 2014 in Sellers are ditching realtors, pocketing the 6% themselves, HeadSet said:

    Call it Crazy says

    But NAR would NEVER let that happen....

    NAR is not the problem, nothing requires anyone to use a realtor.

    Although all a realtor does for the seller is find a buyer, look at it from the buyer's point of view. The buyer is making a large financial transaction in a field the buyer knows little about. Pricing, contacts, inspections, appraisals, loan apps, titles, contingencies, and even basic home research are daunting to someone who has no experience in home buying. There is also a trust issue, since the buyer thinks he may be too ignorant about houses to prevent getting "ripped off" It is not "brainwashed sheeple" that may want assistance here, but just an average Joe who does not have the ability or time to become a home buying pro.

    Why do we still have Used Car Dealers? With the internet, why not all buy from private sellers?

    Why (and I do not know why) do we still have people pay so much for Word and Excel when LibreOffice is available? Unless one uses VBA, LibreOffice does everything these two products do, sometimes more. Same for Photoshop vs GIMP, Illustrator vs Inkscape, and so on.

    Comfort level.

  • On 28 Mar 2014 in Sellers are ditching realtors, pocketing the 6% themselves, HeadSet said:

    Analyzer says

    HeadSet says


    If this is the case then it sounds like the internet should be able to make them obsolete.

    You would think so, but buyers are a long way from buying houses off of "Craig's List" type sites, no matter how enhanced.

    Just think of how TurboTax and the like did not make tax accountants obsolete for personal taxes. Even folks with relatively simple tax calculations are uncomfortable without professional help. The same mentality applies to the vast majority of home buyers - they want someone to walk then through.

    No matter how many listing sites you can conjure up to appeal to sellers, they are useless unless buyers will actually use the sites to contact sellers and purchase the home.

    Since I do not see Buyer's Agents going away, I would like to see a system where the seller pays a flat fee to list, and the buyer pays out of pocket for the Buyer Agent services. But then, some sellers would offer to "rebate the Buyer's Agent cost," and we would be right back where we started.

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