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Home Selling That Makes Sense

David Bartels

Meet David Bartels - Selected as one of America's Top 100 Real Estate Agents, he is among the Top 1% of of all agents nationwide and leader of the #1 ...

Meet David Bartels - Selected as one of America's Top 100 Real Estate Agents, he is among the Top 1% of of all agents nationwide and leader of the #1 ...

Feb 8 4 minutes read

Before we begin, I want to be clear:  Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley is a Progressive, Full-Service Real Estate Agency.  We do everything every other good real estate company does, and even more, but we charge less.  We are able to do that because we've taken advantage of the efficiencies available in the Internet enabled business world.  In addition to our regular full service that we provide on all of our listings, we also offer our sellers the option of being involved in the process in a way that can save them even more money.

Most people don't want to attempt the sale of their own property without professional help.  That's smart.  There are so many things that can go wrong, so many landmines on that path; and these are BIG things that can cost a lot.  Still, when the alternative of paying, say . . . $30,000 or more in sales commissions is considered, some elect to brave it on their own.  And sometimes they're successful.  Most of them, however, say they'd never do that again!

The problem with Do-It-Yourself is the definition of 'it.'  What is it you are going to do yourself?  The whole thing?  Pricing? Preparation? Marketing? Screening? Showing? Open houses? Contracts? Arranging financing? Handling details? Solving problems?

Frankly, I don't like that definition of 'It.'  It's too big.

But, what if we defined 'It' as simply being those things any capable homeowner could do for him or herself?  What if we pull out all of the technical aspects of selling a home, all of the tasks that take specific knowledge and experience, and shortened our list of 'It' to:

  • Telling your friends, neighbors and co-workers about the home and
  • Showing the home (I know:  50+ years of REALTOR-speak has conditioned us all to believe we can't do this well, but, come on:  who knows your property better than you?)

Now, that's an 'It' I can live with! Especially if it means 'It' can save me big bucks!

And, guess what:  it can.

At Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, we are in the business of saving home sellers thousands of dollars over what they'd pay an ordinary '6%' Realtor.  One of the ways they save the most is by finding their own buyers.  With us, if there is no outside broker or buyer's agent involved, you don't pay for one!  And finding your own buyer doesn't take a lot of effort or expertise.  You tell the neighbors (one of them may know someone), you post it on Facebook and ask your friends to share, and you talk it up at work.  If you find someone, you show them the house and then turn them over to us.  We'll write up the sale and process it just as we always do. And you?  You save a lot! 

Before you sign a listing agreement obligating you to part with a large part of your equity, talk with us.  Let us show you what we can do and how we can save you thousands of dollars!

Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley is a progressive, full service real estate company saving buyers and sellers thousands in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Los Angeles  and all of the Conejo Valley.  You may reach us at (805) 379-3300, or by email to [email protected].  Visit our website:

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