And Now, The Good News

Consumer Reports recently published a survey, and the results indicate that there is, in fact, some good news in the real estate industry! While foreclosures and other economic factors still exert some negative impact, those buyers and sellers who have worked with real estate professionals expressed a high degree of satisfaction, both with their representatives and with their bottom line.

Nearly 10,000 consumers were surveyed, and nearly three-quarters of those buyers and sellers reported that they were very or completely satisfied with their agent. More good news: 86 percent of sellers who listed with a professional made the sale! (Many of the remaining percentage still had their homes on the market at the time of the survey.)

Other results showed what all agents already know, because over four-fifths of consumers who listed through a broker netted an average of only $5,000 less than their asking price. On the flip side, two-thirds of buyers who used a representative paid about $5,000 less than their purchase’s original listing price. (The remaining third, who negotiated on their own, ended up paying very close to the asking price.)

So what do all these statistics mean to you? Regardless of your market’s conditions, when you face the need to buy or sell your home, you’ll get the best results when you seek the representation of a qualified real estate professional!

If you have a real estate need in Martin County or Port Saint Lucie, let us help you. Give us a call at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at or . Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, (Sewall’s Point) Florida; please ask for Gabe Sanders or .

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