for sale by owner: 3 Reasons Why It May Not Pay to Sell Your Home Yourself - 06/22/11 04:58 AM
Many sellers are tempted to list For Sale By Owner (FSBO) because they feel home prices are down and they don't want to lose one more penny by paying a real estate commission. But with fewer than ten percent of all home sales falling into the FSBO category, it's a challenging strategy. Here are three reasons why you should think twice about this strategy: 1. Personal Security - You have to safeguard yourself against prospects that have not been screened and qualified by a professional. When someone calls to request a showing, note their caller ID and keep a log of … (3 comments)

for sale by owner: Home Selling Tips: Quid Pro Quo - 01/17/11 10:25 PM
Sure, it’s a legitimate question: Can you sell your home without the representation of a professional real estate agent? The legitimate answer is, Of course you can – but that begs the next question of whether it makes sense to do so.
One assumes that sellers want to obtain the highest price possible. Otherwise, the home could simply be auctioned, or sold to the first buyer who offers. Getting the best price depends upon exposure to the widest, most qualified segment of potential buyers.
An ad and a yard sign are not enough to create that exposure. While agents spend untold … (0 comments)

for sale by owner: Don’t Try This at Home – When a FSBO Doesn’t Make Financial Sense - 07/19/10 04:15 AM
Selling a home without representation doesn’t happen very often. When it does, it’s likely that the sale was to a family member, close friend, or a tenant who was already renting and living there. These cases are the exception to the rule however, and there are powerful reasons why it is so difficult to make a sale “by owner.”The biggest roadblock is that properties for sale by owner (FSBOs) aren’t included in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that licensed real estate agents and organizations use.  A sign in the yard and an ad in the newspaper are no match for the … (1 comments)

 
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