Contrary to what a lot of sellers may think, using a discount agent may cost you MUCH MORE money in the end.
So what is the difference between a “full-service/full-price” listing agent and a “discount/flat fee” agent? Simply put… a lot.
A full service agent is most likely a REALTOR, who is bound by higher ethical standards and integrity by the National Association of REALTOR’s Code of Ethics. A full service agent will schedule showings, use professional photography, implement a cohesive and comprehensive marketing plan, will negotiate on your behalf, will fight for you during inspection and appraisal, will be located in your area and therefore more knowledgeable about the market where you’re selling or buying your home, and will be available to you and to prospective buyers or their agents. Full service agents will price your home so you will get the highest possible amount for it in your market.