Founder Uses Agent To Sell His Home!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Select Realtors

FSBOThe headline sort of says it all, no?

Colby Sambratto, the founder of just sold his Manhatten apartment.  After spending 6 months trying to sell it on his own, he ended up hiring an agent.  The property was sold, complete with a 6% commission, for MORE than Mr. Sambratto had listed the property while trying to FSBO.  The final Sales Price?  $2.15 million. (It had been listed as a FSBO for $2 million, meaning he actually made $21,000 more by using an agent)

It only goes to show how important a real estate agent really is when it comes to selling your home!

(photo courtesy of Casey Serin via Flickr cc)


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Howard and Susan Meyers
The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore - Winnetka, IL

Jonathon...very interesting.  Where does the irony end?

Aug 03, 2011 06:23 PM #1
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. 

Aug 03, 2011 06:50 PM #2
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Now that is very funny, I had to hit the suggest button on this one. Wow! Great story...

Aug 04, 2011 06:37 AM #3
David HIll

This is the kind of story every FSBO needs to see. I am going to incorporate this into my FSBO marketing!! 

Aug 04, 2011 10:21 PM #4
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