So we're going to be selling our house at some point this year and I have been looking at what real estate fees are charged. Most charge for advertising & photos, fair enough. But what do they actually do to earn their commission?
I ask as when DH & I bought this house, we looked solely on real estate. com or on Domain. We never even bothered with a RE's own website out going to RE offices as they were all on RE.com. Open house times were listed online. So I guess I'm wondering why we'd pay $15-20K to a RE Agent to "sell" our house, when our actual involvement with an RE agent when purchasing was very minimal... The agent didn't sell us the house, or talk us into a higher price. We bought as we liked the property and our first offer was accepted.
Is there something I'm missing in this equation?? Why do people give such a huge amount of sale proceeds to a RE agent? (Genuine question - not having a go at RE's)
Has anyone sold their property without an RE?