Tempted to go it alone, buck the system, and pocket those broker’s fees? Don’t do it.
Before you put up those “for sale by owner” (FSBO) signs consider that it’s generally not a good idea to take on something important and costly unless you have the experience and training to do it right. You wouldn’t play amateur dentist, would you?
Only a real estate agent can make sure that our home is exposed to the maximum number of potential buyers as quickly as possible, because only real estate agent can get your house onto the MLS, the ultimate real estate marketing resource.
And speed and reach are essential when selling a home. The longer your house sits on the market, the more stale and unattractive the property becomes. Potential buyers start to wonder what’s wrong with it, and it becomes the kind of home that gets low-ball offers. In fact, FSBO home sales result in lower selling prices.
The National Association of Realtors 2011 Profile of home buyers and sellers reports that “the typical FSBO homes sold for $150,000 in 2011 compared to $215,000 among agent-assisted homes sales.” That’s a big difference! So, don’t go it alone. Team up with a qualified real estate professional and let us make a difference for you!