CONSIDERING FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO)?
There are many people who consider selling their home by themselves without the help of a knowledgable Realtor. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are considering selling your home without the help of a professinal.
Consider these stats:
Technology has greatly changed the way people search for homes, below is a list of the ways people are finding the home they want to purchase.
- 44% on the internet
- 33% from a Realtor
- 9% from a yard sign
- 1% from newspapers
Considering these stats alone, it is overwhelming to think how much things have changed with the invention of high speed internet. People are no longer looking through newspapers or driving by houses, they are finding them on the internet or relying on their Realtor to find them the perfect home. Realtors use their online software to search for homes which does not include homes listed as for sale by owner.
If you consider all the people you have to negotiate with, you might be a little overwhelmed. Realtors has experience in negotiating with other people and can make this part of the process easier for you. Selling your home without the help of a professional might lead to stress and the possibility that you get taken advantage of. If the buyer has a Realtor, are you knowledgeable enough about your rights to keep yourself protected?
There is a significant amount of paperwork that comes with selling your home. Many of these documents are written with confusing language that a Realtor can easily explain to you. It is important to know what you are signing and to make sure you are protected when selling your home. Allowing a Realtor to help you sell your home will make the transaction much smoother and they are there to answer any questions you might have.
ARE YOU LOSING MONEY BY HIRING A REALTOR?
Many people believe they will be making less money if they hire a Realtor to sell their home. The truth is, statistics have proven that sellers often make more money when they allow a Realtor to help them. Realtors are experts at marketing your property, have other Realtor friends, and have experience in selling properties.
A Realtor will also be able to compare your home to other homes in the area to ensure you are getting the most value for your home. This is an important strategy to ensuring you price your home accordingly and get the most out of selling your home.
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