Why choose us?

Our biggest goal at Homes By Chris & The Taylor Team is to help individuals make the best decisions possible when it comes to real estate. When determining the best method for you it is important to consider all the possible options with included fees, advantages and disadvantages.

Below, is a quick comparison so you can better understand the benefits of working with a professional agent.



(For Sale By Owner)

Flat-Rate Agents

SELLING TIMEFRAME:  20+ Days Less Than Selling On Your Own** 20+ days more than when working with a professional agent** Varies based on the level of service offered
SALES PRICE: 13% MORE than when selling on your own* 13% LESS than what an experienced agent will be able to get for you Varies based on the level of negotiation provided.
MARKETING FEES: $0 – We handle everything. $1,000+ in online ads, print ads, yard sign, flyers, open houses, and more! You will typically have to pay for any additional marketing.
MARKETING METHODS: A professional MLS listing, eye-catching yard sign, premium listings, open houses, professional photography, and more! You will need to self-determine the most effective marketing options for your house, and purchase everything separately. Typically only an MLS listing – anything else needs to be provided by you.
TIME COMMITMENT:  As little as possible so you can focus on other things. Several hours per week – answering questions, showing the house, creating advertising, putting out signs, open houses, etc. You will be responsible for many of the duties a full-service agent would typically handle. Marketing and showing the house may all fall on you.
FEES & COMMISSIONS:  A simple commission. All marketing and advertising costs, in addition to the cost of your time. A flat-fee or reduced commission for only basic services.
EDUCATION & ADVICE:  100% included – from negotiation to escrow to processing contracts, we handle the formalities so you can have peace of mind You are responsible for the legalities of the sale, paperwork, and escrow process Very limited. Verify with your agent before signing a listing agreement.


Before making your decision about how to sell your house in the Quad Cities, consider the time and the cost. How much is your time worth? How much is your peace of mind worth? And is it worth it to you to pay a higher commission in exchange for a higher sale price and faster closing? We can help you sell your house for 13%* more and much faster** than selling on your own.

Find out how we can help you. Contact us today! (309) 314-7350 


A profitable sale + peace of mind

  • More Cash In Your Pocket: Not only will we be able to list and market your property for more, but we can also help you avoid many pitfalls that cost sellers money. From poorly chosen renovations to simple staging mistakes, our team can help you save money on the listing and sell your house for more money overall!
  • Less Time You’re Investing: When you hire an agent, you shouldn’t have to do the work of selling. We handle everything, significantly reducing the time commitment required of you.
  • Streamlined, Efficient Processes: You won’t have to deal with any red-tape or runaround. We offer a streamlined process to help you list, market, and sell your house fast.

Call (309) 314-7350 to see what we can do for you!

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* 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, National Association of REALTORS®)

** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.