Someone I am is waiting for my courage (forgotten_aria) wrote,
Someone I am is waiting for my courage
forgotten_aria

$20k for what?

We ran some back of the envolpe numbers and we can afford less than I was hoping in a new house, but mostly it made me mad. Every realtor I've ever met has struck me as lazy and sloppy, but as part of selling a house, they get 5-6%, which in our case would be about $20k?! for what?!

I don't know how bad the for sale by owner market is, but I feel like we're being duped here.
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