Should I Sell My Home Myself
When you are considering listing your home, please give us the opportunity to meet with you. You are under no obligation to use us and will come away with more information about your home than when you started. One of us will be happy to meet with you to evaluate your home. If you decide to go ahead and market the home yourself, we hope that we have been helpful. If you change your mind, just give us a call!
Some things to ask yourself:
✦How will you go about pricing your home?
✦How are you going to market the home?
✦Do you have an advertising & marketing budget?
✦How much time do you have to devote to answering calls & scheduling showings?
✦Will you be available to show your home at any time of day?
✦Will you be available 7 days a week – days & evenings?
✦How are going to vet the people you are letting into your home?
✦Will you be able to weed out unqualified buyers?
✦Will you be willing to pay the Buyer’s Agent’s commission (typically 3%)?
✦Are you good at staging?
✦How knowledgeable are you about real estate transactions?
✦Do you feel comfortable with direct negotiations?
✦Do you feel comfortable with the paperwork & legal forms?
✦Do you know a good real estate attorney to handle the closing?
✦How quickly do you need to sell your home?
According to the 2016 National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, For Sale By Owner (FSBO) accounted for 8% of home sales in 2016. The typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 for agent-assisted home sales.
Your home will most likely command a higher price if listed by an agent and will have MUCH better & broader marketing.