If you have sold a home before, chances are you’ve heard an agent say an advantage to list with them is that they promote your home to other agents in their office. The bigger brokerages really like to use this.
I ran a report on residential homes sold in San Luis Obispo in June 2006. 59 out of the 68 homes were sold by another Brokerage than the company that listed the home. Of the 9 homes that were sold by the same Brokerage, 5 of them were “double ended” meaning the Listing Agent also represented the Buyer and received the entire commission. So…only 4 out of 68 were sold by another agent in the office.