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Norm Swiger

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31 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (5 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,


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Is Hermitage PA, 16148 a buyers market?


Hi, Stephen,While Zillow may show 170, MLS (Mulilist) is showing 106. Sometimes Zillow shows more FSBO homes. Also, the number can be slightly off because Zillow still shows houses that are pending and will probably close soon. To answer your question, in my opinion, as an active Realtor working with active buyers, I have found that it is more of a Seller's market right now. There often are multiple offers being placed on homes. And, as well, sometimes new homes on the market are quickly receiving offers. Finally, it depends on what price range you are in and what area you prefer and, I suppose, even what type of house. Call me and I can help clarify the matter for you.Best regards,Norm SwigerNorthwood Realty[contact information deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

Buyer's agent showing my FSBO. Proposed commission of 4.5% - what to do if I think that's too much?


It is a good thing that you have a buyer. Selling a FSBO can be hard. The percentage is negotiable. So make a counter offer. Just remember, when a Realtor sells a FSBO, though not representing you like a regular listing agent, the Realtor will do much of the work that is needed on your side to make it to closing. You may want to agree in writing on who does what. Also, the Realtor's Broker may have a required minimum. Finally, this is the only way that a Realtor gets paid. A Realtor doesn't get to keep the full amount. The broker gives thr Realtor a cut. Then the realtor must pay all of his expenses and taxes from what is left.