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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

You can FSBO the property and work through a real estate attorney if there is no agent involved. 

Jan 11, 2018 06:47 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You should consult a real estate attorney in your state.

Jan 12, 2018 04:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You never need a broker, but I will not provide legal advice... speak with an attorney about how to do it.

Jan 12, 2018 03:57 AM
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Pete Xavier with X Group Real Estate Advocates
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Use a real estate attorney, any other advice I or anyone else may give, other than referring you to an attorney...could bring on legal liability.

Jan 11, 2018 05:57 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If you're not a licensee, you can transfer the home between family members without one. If you are, however, the transaction may need to go through your brokerage, most likely.
I hope you know enough to bring about a seamless transaction. And resources at the ready for when you discover what you may not. LOL

Jan 11, 2018 04:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am a real estate broker and would advise you to contact one to get the best representation you can. Don't cut corners.

Jan 11, 2018 06:48 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

For Sale By Owner aka FSBO / typically less than 10% complete the full transaction on their own with out the help of a Real Estate professional.

Jan 11, 2018 06:28 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I can't possibly tell you how to do that, you'll tell everybody else!

Jan 11, 2018 06:02 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You are on your own.

Jan 11, 2018 04:59 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

You hire a Broker so you don't have to ask "How do you go about it"? Always hire a broker.

I've seen people fail in a variety of ways, like:

  • it doesn't sell
  • it sells for less than they could have got
  • they pay more than they should have
  • it takes longer to sell because the marketing is not good
  • they purchase a property with clouded title from outstanding liens
  • they miss repairs, maybe big ones, that I could've pointed out prior to spending their money on an inspection
  • and the list goes on- Experience Matters
Jan 12, 2018 05:09 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If "I" was going about it obviously a broker would be involved.  If my family member didn't want to hire me I'd recommend an attorney.

Jan 11, 2018 10:12 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I met my brother at the Courthouse with a deed to some family property that I was transferring to him.  We had the deed notarized and witnessed and recorded right then and there.

Jan 11, 2018 09:11 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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A real estate transaction can be as simple as a handshake and recording a new deed with the appropriate authority, usually the county.  But, keep in mind the transfer of real estate is a legal transaction. There may be local laws that may be applicable.  Also, real estate transactions are usually one of the largest financial transactions a person may ever make. Doing it wrong will only cost you big time.

Real Estate Brokers are experts. Their job is to protect the consumer and make sure everything is done legally and appropriately.

Jan 11, 2018 05:16 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Anyone can sell anyone else a property without a real estate agent, but they would need an attorney or title company to complete the transaction, I would imagine.  You never need a broker as long as you don't represent someone else in a transaction. And how it would go would depend on local or state laws. 

Jan 12, 2018 05:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

You can do a direct transaction using a title company or attorney!

Jan 12, 2018 05:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

You cannot represent anyone even a family member if you have a real estate license to avoid commissions. Talk to your broker, he/she may help you out.

Jan 12, 2018 04:41 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Short answer - no

Jan 12, 2018 04:21 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

If the home is being sold from one family member to another and neither party wanted to use a real estate professional, the entire transfer could be handled with an attorney. That being said, both parties really need to know what they are getting into/doing, to make sure both get a fair deal.

Jan 12, 2018 04:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Even homeowners can do this!

Jan 11, 2018 08:31 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You won't know you ran into a problem until after closing.  Always better to have a broker who knows the business, rather than save some money upfront.  Could cost more, after the fact.

Jan 15, 2018 08:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Check with a real estate attorney in your state.

Jan 14, 2018 10:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It would go about as well as the people knowing what they are doing. In most cases, they don't.  

Jan 13, 2018 07:53 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

FSBOs don't but better if the use a professional

Jan 12, 2018 02:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You could always use a lawyer or just find some "help u sell" type flat fee or discount agent to push the paper for you.

Jan 12, 2018 09:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Brokers and agents are not required but are used by smart home sellers.

Jan 12, 2018 06:50 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If you are a Realtor, it would depend on the agreement you have with your broker.  If not, then there should be no problems.

Jan 12, 2018 06:03 AM
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Tanner Diamond
Agent Professor - Salt Lake City, UT

Jan 11, 2018 04:58 PM