To be honest there is not much difference other than the amount of money you will save. Despite what traditional agents will tell you, they really don't provide any additional services. It's not like they have a long list of buyer's waiting to purchase from them. Buyers do not even like dealing with listing agents, they would rather deal directly with the seller. (I don't even like dealing with traditional listing agents.)
We do just about everything a full service agency does. However, we don't do actual showings and we don't put open house ads in your local newspaper. We leave these two things up to you. We believe these tasks can be taken care of by you, the seller.
Showings are simple and full service agents are not the greatest at showing buyer's around. I have accompanied many buyers on thousands of showings and half the time the full service listing agent knows nothing about the property. When they know nothing, they say, "You know, I was just going to ask the seller about that tonight." Love that line because that line tells me the agent knows nothing about the house. Sad, but often so true. Showings are comical to me because I see right through traditional listing agents. (If they only knew how dumb they look.)
So, if you have the time to take calls for appointments and don't mind calling your local newspaper to place an open house ad this service is for you.
With us, you will get the necessary marketing exposure. We are affiliated with all the most important real estate sites. We will also give you step by step instructions on how to deal with agents and buyers. We will also give you a transaction checklist so you know exactly what you have to do once you have an accepted offer. We will make you look like a professional so you can make the cooperating Buyer's Agent look like they need more training.