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Costa Mesa Sellers Evaluate For Sale by Owner Websites!
It’s illuminating to visit For Sale by Owner websites from time to time to see if there are any new insights to be gleaned. True, as a licensed Costa Mesa Realtor®, I’m not likely to learn much new when it comes to selling Costa Mesa homes—but that’s not the motivation. Call it ‘opposition research:’ the reason is to uncover any areas where the services I provide aren’t superior to what a do-it-yourselfer can come up with on their own.
Here are some takeaways from the FSBO sites Google recently presented as the most frequently consulted sites. I’ve included my opinion about the pronouncements—either valid or less than valid:
Valid: Valuing your house is an important step toward FSBO success. Absolutely true, if “valuing your house” means incorporating the latest Costa Mesa comparable sales adjusted for the features that make your property unique.
Valid but irrelevant: Your lender will more likely sell your mortgage to another bank, sometimes within the first 72 hours. Although this is sometimes true, it has nothing to do with anything a potential Costa Mesa FSBO owner needs to worry about.
Valid: “This should be no cause for alarm.” The reason why the above pronouncement about mortgage lenders’ procedures is ... more
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