Sale By Owner: It's a Tough Sell
seen the sign: For Sale By Owner. It doesn't seem like
such a bad idea. How hard can it be to sell your own home?
And you would save thousands of dollars in commission. Then
you realize how time consuming selling your home by yourself
can be. Then there's the hassle. Most people choose to list their
home with a qualified real estate agent
because it's easier to let the agent handle the aggravation.
For those considering the buy owner approach, here are five
reasons you may want to consider YOUR AGENT CONNECTION.
For Sale By Owner homes aren't listed in MLS. The multi-listing
service is a nationwide database of homes for sale. It's
the first place agents look when trying to find homes
for potential buyers. If you are not in the MLS library,
the vast majority of people looking to buy won't even
know your house is for sale.
Most agents won't bring clients to a FSBO home. If agents
don't know the home is available, how can they bring potential
buyers? There is no incentive for an agent to show a FSBO
home, and often, working with a seller who is not skilled
in the real estate business is not worth the
FSBOs can be drastically underpriced. Most homeowners
don't have the experience to properly price their homes.
YOUR AGENT CONNECTION will provide a real estate
agent who has all the latest tools to evaluate the market
and help you set the right price. They may even help you
sell the house for thousands more than you thought it
- FSBO sellers
are unfamiliar all the legal issues. Often people selling
their home are going through the process for the first
time. If they don't know the legal process, they can be
left prone to costly lawsuits and time-consuming delays.
It's the biggest decision of your life. Most home sales
are in excess of $100,000. That's a big chunk of change.
If you were to be audited by the IRS, you
would want a CPA there with you. The agent referred to
you by YOUR AGENT CONNECTION is on your side, there
to guide you through the process, and above all, help
you get the most money for your home.
are thinking of using the For Sale Buy Owner approach, we
invite you to do more research and check all your options.
In the meantime, fill out this sign-up
sheet. Even though you are not bound to use our service,
we believe when you talk with the agent who best suits
your needs and you see that we've negotiated a lower commission
rate for you, you'll be comfortable with our approach.