Selling Mistakes FSBO Sellers Make

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Help for selling your home in Las Vegas, NV.

First of all, a FSBO is a term that a Realtor gives to seller when they are trying to sell their own homes.  It means for sale by owner.  We have actually taken the term and used the initial that each of the words start with.  There is nothing wrong with trying to sell your own home, people do it every day.  I will even help you by advertising your FSBO property on my sites.  Before you start to sell your home , please beware of these selling mistakes that most people make while trying to sell your own home.


The biggest mistake is not pricing your home for the market that it's in.  There is a real danger in pricing it too high.  If you price it too high, buyers will expect more  because it is selling for more than any other homeas in the neighborhood.  They will become dissapointed and lose interest if it is not priced properly.  Let me help you price your home by requesting a free market evaluation.  There is no obligation the market analysis is free.

If you have had an appraisal done for refinancing, don't mistake the appraisal for market value.  These appraisals are often to entice you to refinance and are high.  The best thing to do is have a Realtor do a market evaluation.  Call me and I can arrange to do this for you , as I told you above.  702-521-1442

It is a mistake to not showcase your home.  Home staging works wonders and saves time in the long run.  See what staging can do for your home by looking at these before and after pictures that my friend Linda has done.  Clean closets and de-clutter the home.  Remove over sized furniture to create a spacious feel.  Paint if necessary.  If you can't afford to stage or do repairs, clean the home and make sure it's presentable, at least.  If major items are broken adjust the price and be sure you tell the buyer.


Don't make the mistake of trying to "hard sell" when showing it to prospective buyers.  If your home were listed the agent would ask you to leave and let the buyer's go through.  So, it's your home and you have to show them through, but I would let them go through and tell them if they have questions to ask.


It's a mistake to try to sell "looky lous" because they are at least 6-8 months away from buying.  This may be a neighbor or someone you know.  They are just snooping and not really serious.

Not knowing your rights and responsibilities is a big mistake.  Make sure you can answer the questions they may ask correctly.  Giving them the wrong information can lead to a law suit.  You should contact an attorney to have them draw up the papers.  You will also need to use a title company.

Don't limit the amount of marketing.  You will need to market in a lot of different ways to sell your property.  You will need to show it when the buyer wants.  Don't let your job keep you from selling your home.


How will you know if you have a qualified buyer?  Your buyer should have a preapproval letter from a lender to prove that he can qualify for this home.


These are all things that you need to think of when selling your home.  I am willing to help you sell your own home. and in return if it gets to be too much for you, you allow me to do everything for you.  Contact me now or call me at 702-521-1442.  This is what I do don't be discouraged if you can't do it.  No one said it was easy.  But I promise to make it as easy as possible for you.

Please feel free to browse my website to see if you would like to use the website to advertise your home  visit my profile  to find out if you are going to like me.







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Key Title Corporation - Perry Hall, MD
Insuring the Past to Protect Your Future

Great information Pat.  Very imformative and so much of it is just plain old common sense.  Keep up your great work. Your posts are always so full of great information.

Jan 25, 2011 11:45 AM #1
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Pat and I think this is some great information also and have featured your post at one of my favorite groups ...


Vegas Bob

Jan 25, 2011 12:28 PM #2
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Excellent post Pat! I am sure I will repeat some of these points at my home buyers and home sellers seminar on Sunday. Thanks again for an excellent presentation.

Jan 27, 2011 10:55 AM #3
Pat Yoest
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold, 702-719-2100 - Las Vegas, NV

You are quite welcome.  I am glad someone can put the information to good use.

Jan 27, 2011 11:10 AM #4
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