Compare Your Options

Thinking Of Selling Your Cherokee County House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?

At Townsend Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty Partners, we think it’s best to compare your options when it comes to selling your home in Cherokee County. Which way will best help you achieve your real estate goals? Selling a house is complicated and we want you to get educated before deciding on selling your house. Dive in and compare the differences between hiring Townsend Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty Partners, selling your house yourself, or using a cut-rate limited service agent.

For Sale By OwnerCut Rate Agents
Time To Sell: Lower average days on market (under 50)Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**Depends on how comprehensive the service is to help market and negotiate the home
Typical Sales Price:Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiateDepends if their service includes full negotiation services or not
Marketing Costs:$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.
Types Of Marketing Included:MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more! None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.MLS, other marketing usually extra
Time Commitment From You: Very little. We want this to be as hands-off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.
Fees / Commissions: Competitive commission structure. But we save you time, headache, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.
Legal / Contract / Advice: 100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.

How Much Time And Energy Will It Cost You?

At the end of the day, we always advise our clients to put a value on their time and energy that it will take to sell a Cherokee County house themselves. If it takes you 30 hours of your time (at minimum) and you value your time, that alone is thousands of dollars in real value! Plus, add up how a full-service, experienced agent in Cherokee County can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more! That’s why 89% of home sellers work with a local real estate broker like Townsend Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty Partners.

Since 2002, we’ve served 1,500+ clients in the Greater Atlanta Market Area. We live in the area, volunteer in the community, and try to give back to the neighborhoods we work in. We are very grateful to all of our clients for trusting us to handle their real estate needs. Do you want to work with an experienced, caring Realtor who can save you time and money? Give us a call at 770-280-4560 or connect with us on our Contact Page.

How To Sell Your House In Cherokee County With Less Hassle & Put More Money In Your Pocket

When you compare what it takes to sell your Cherokee County house, make your decision on what’s right for you based on these 3 important factors.

  1. The true costs: Oftentimes people look at the commissions for an agent as a necessary evil to sell your home. But, when you partner with the right Cherokee County real estate agents, that agent is the expert in your corner to protect your best interests. If a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, or there’s a mistake in the contract … all add up to the true cost of selling your house in Cherokee County.
  2. Your time commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in all aspects of selling your house? Are you willing to market your home, take calls from buyers, show the house, hold open houses, set up the escrow, and more? All so you can save 2 or 3% on the sale. Just calculate what your time and energy are worth. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Townsend Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty Partners.
  3. The “experience factor”: There are hangups that can throw your closing off or cost you thousands. We help you avoid those situations. We have 20+ years of experience and we’ve heard it all, done it all, and seen it all! Rarely do we run up against something we can’t find a solution for. We are driven by maximizing value for our clients.

When you compare your options, what is best for you? If you’d like to work with the best real estate agents in Cherokee County, the best real estate agents in Canton, GA, the best real estate agents in Woodstock, GA, the best real estate agents in Bridgemill…reach out to us! We’ve got you covered.

Now That You’ve Been Able To Compare, Are You Ready To Get The Process Started With Townsend Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty Partners?

Give Us A Call At 770-280-4560 Or Get A FREE Home Valuation Report!


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** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.