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 visitors. Stash away prescription medications and valuables before showings, and afterwards check that all your windows and doors are locked.
2. Liability - There are also legal considerations to take into account for your real estate listing and hopefully, your eventual sales contract. Be sure your listing complies with the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination against buyers. If you're unfamiliar with escrow and title insurance, hire a real estate attorney to draft, review and record all documents.
3. Financing - This economy makes securing a loan difficult, so it's wise to require a loan pre-approval letter from potential home buyers before accepting any offers. If you really want to get attention, sweeten the pot by offering a two to three percent commission to any real estate agent who brings buyers to you.
FSBO is not the easiest route to selling your home, and many impatient and frustrated home sellers end up hiring an agent to make the sale happen.
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