Some homeowners consider personally selling their home believing they can save money by doing it themselves.
However, it is crucial to evaluate if you have the skills to sell your home alone or if you should hire a professional.
By selling yourself a lack of negotiating skills, pricing errors and missed market exposure could cost more than a commission.
FSBO on average sell for significantly lower than realtor sold properties. Much lower prices than the average commission rate.
Agents know selling is an emotional process
What is the value of your home in today’s market?
A common mistake is to overprice leaving it to languish on the market.
Are you willing to work with a buyers agent?
Are you able to handle showings?
Do you know how to deal with items found on an inspection?
Are you able to handle the closing?
Before deciding to sell FSBO interview a few trusted agents in the area. Consider hiring someone who is experienced and knows the local area and market well. Your agent needs to be someone who is organized and easy to work with and who has your best interest.
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