As a seller you need to be aware of a range of issues and deal with many complex documents. You also need to know that buyer agents represent buyers and are working to get the best deal for their buyer clients. As a home seller you want to be sure that once you decide to put your home on the market, it will sell in a reasonable amount of time and for the best possible price. Pricing your home incorrectly will inevitably cost you money and create a lot of frustration. There’s nothing worse to a home seller than having their home sit unsold for many months because of improper pricing and/or marketing techniques.
Will you really “save” the real estate commission? When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTOR’S® fee going into their pocket, not yours. Are you familiar with real estate law? Complicated and ever-changing real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home. One misstep, and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, result in a lawsuit. How many potential buyers will you reach? Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign, or advertising it on a website. Do you have a marketing plan, not just to reach buyers, but to reach the right buyers for your home? Most, work with Realtors and will not be interested in direct negotiations. Do you have the time? Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re suitable candidates? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell? Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home? Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers. Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track? When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers. Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign, it's a full time job, and you may already have one. With our help you will get the top dollar for your home and the whole experience will be as enjoyable and inconvenience-free for you as possible. It's easy to get started: