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Do I Need a Realtor? 13+ Questions to ask yourself when you are thinking about FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO)

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Connection

So you want to sell your home, but you are not sure if you can do it yourself.

Here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself, then you be the judge:

  1. Am I educated about the inventory of homes in my neighborhood, so that I can price my home correctly?
  2. Can I properly advertise my home to over 32,000 Realtors and 100,000's of potential buyers?
  3. Do I know a sign maker, what should I put on my sign?
  4. When can I be available for showing my property?  How many calls should I expect a day, week, month? 
  5. When someone comes through my house, how do I know they are qualified to buy it?  Do they have a pre-qualification letter?
  6. If they want to buy it and we can agree on a price (my price) I will need to have them sign a contract.  Where will I get it?  Should I use a lawyer? What is the going rate for that?
  7. When should I expect them to be able to settle on the home, 1 month, 3 months?
  8. Ok, so they signed the contract, now what do I do (besides pack)?
  9. They want to have a home inspection, what does that mean?  What am I expected to do if they find any deficiencies?  How much is that going to cost?
  10. What is a Certificate of Occupancy, ad why do I need it?
  11. How do I get the money to my mortgage company after we settle to pay off my mortgage?
  12. Do I prepare the Deed or do they?
  13. Do I know where I am going once my house is sold?

Ok, so if you were not sure how to answer even 1 of these questions, YOU NEED A REALTOR!

These, very basic, 13+ questions have simply touched on the many steps that are taken to get a property sold in today's market or any other for that matter. 

With the abundance of homes on the market today, you need as much exposure as possible.  Unless you have an extra large budget for marketing your home, in newspapers, online, to each individual Real Estate office, each Realtor, and every person who is searching for a home not to mention spend hours and hours doing it, YOU NEED A REALTOR!

BUT, if you would like to try it on your own first, I would love to help you out!  Invite me in to give you some tips on how we do it.  After all it's free of charge!

Need a Comparative Market Analysis of your home?  Call me!

Need an Open House sign in sheet?  (You will be holding open houses, right?) Call me!

I would love to help you out, keep in mind though that homes sold by a Realtor, sell at an average of 16% more than homes sold by owner!

So, when you are ready to make a move, I am ready to help!





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Bridget Cella, e-Pro Realtor