ya for 6 months or so... and then they take 5% of your most expensive asset !
I don't mind using a RE agent to shop when I'm buying, it's free to me, they can help me negotiate a price (not that I need help but whatever) they email me photos of units and can give me advise (if they actually happen to even know the area I'm looking for) but hey, its a free service to me. sometimes they push their ideas (some don't like answering emails either) but hey... however
when selling, having to pay mine for listing it (which I can do it myself for $99 on those sites) I can take pictures, probably better than them and then I have to follow their schedule and on top pay the buying agent 2.5% more?
this costs $15-$25k !!!
I know for some of you that's 1 month work (not for me) BUT hey they don't even put 40 hrs (1 wk worth)
in the times pre-internet sure... must 've been helpful but now, I know my property better than them
I have selling skills (true lots of ppl don't but I do) I have a camera or 2
posting on the internet is not rocket science, I see a a value on their job, just not 5 digits worth !
lawyers on the other , they did go to school for many years, and read thick books and if they mess up they get sued, but they only charge around $1000, why does a RE agent get 10x that?