Selling Your Home By Yourself?

If you are considering trying to sell your home on your own, you may want to consider the following facts regarding selling your home by yourself (FSBO).

EXPOSURE TO BUYERS

The days of looking at print newspaper ads to buy a home are over… Recent studies show that 92% of buyers search online for a home. You may not be equipped to promote your home on the internet, but a good real estate team should have an internet strategy to get your home out to as many buyers as possible.

 

FSBO ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT

 

The paperwork in buying and selling a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is most likely why FSBOs have dropped from 19% to 9% over the last 20 years.

 

THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE TO NEGOTIATE/DEAL WITH

 

Here are just a few of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate/deal with if you decide to FSBO:
  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the buyer and their best interests
  • The buyer’s attorney
  • The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always find SOMETHING wrong with your home
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • Your bank if there is a short sale

YOU NET MORE MONEY WHEN YOU USE A LISTING AGENT

Many homeowners believe that they will save money if they sell their home themselves. They don’t take into consideration all of the professional pictures and marketing that cost more money. If you are thinking that you will save money on commission, remember that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they ALSO believe that can save the real commission. You can’t BOTH save the commission!

BOTTOM LINE

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your home on your own, sit down with us to see what we have to offer. We are happy to discuss our marketing strategies and develop a plan to sell your home. You will see that with everything we can offer, letting us sell your home for you will just make sense!

If you are considering selling your home and would like some honest, professional, and experienced guidance,  please contact Joe Ward at 919-518-8182 or joe@joeward.net.

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