It's Time to Sell Your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area Home. For Sale By Owner or Hire a Realtor?

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It's Time to Sell Your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area Home.

For Sale By Owner or Hire a Realtor?

When you're ready to sell your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area home, contact me and let me show you how we'll work together to achieve that goal.

You've finally decided to make the move. Now comes the hard part:

Getting your home sold.

Should you go the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route?

Or should you list your home with a Realtor?

It's a tough decision. I mean, who knows your home better than you? 

But, hiring a Realtor is a lot more than just knowing your home.

The link below is actually a pretty well written article that might help you decide if you should sell your home by yourself or if you should hire a Realtor to get your home sold. And, while I never sell from a negative point of view, there are some pitfalls in this article that every home seller should take into consideration.

When it Comes Time to Put Your Home on the Market Should You

Go it Alone or Hire a Realtor?

When it comes time to put your home on the market here in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area, contact me and let me show you how we'll work together to get your home sold.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

So many GOOD reasons why it's a great idea to hire a Realtor to get a home SOLD. FSBO=Buyer beware Craig!

Nov 14, 2011 04:13 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hey Craig I see you carry a big blaster these days.... imagine that :)  When people tell me they're going FSBO I say best of luck to you and when you get tired of working the market alone give me a call and I'll make myself available to assist you in getting your home sold.

Nov 14, 2011 04:16 AM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Craig. I see so many FSBO try to sell their homes because they seem to think it is so easy to do. Most have no idea what it really takes to market and get your homes sold. Just placing an ad in the local paper, and a sign in the front yard is no guarantee that your home will sell. SAVE yourself some time and money, call you local agent to assist you with the sale of your home. If you are in Raleigh, NC, call Craig Rutman.

Nov 14, 2011 05:00 AM #3
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

That is one heavy duty Fsbo blaster!! I bet you could market that and make a TON of money!!!

Nov 14, 2011 05:13 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

There's no question about it, if we had to place any referrals in Raleigh/Cary/Apex NC it would be to Craig Rutman. Sellers, call him and find out why!

Nov 14, 2011 05:28 AM #5
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Craig, I always get a kick out of your posts. I really like this one. Do you think I could borrow or rent your FSBO Blaster?

Nov 14, 2011 05:57 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Craig- you are definitely the Realtor to turn to for the Raleigh/Cary/Apex NC area.  Now.. about that hair....

Nov 14, 2011 06:21 AM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'm glad my BARFF mentioned it first Craig, what's up with that hair?  Lol.  Big Blaster Buddy!

Nov 14, 2011 07:27 AM #8
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Selling via FSBO is hard work...when in doubt employ the services of a quality Realtor to handle all the heavy lifting.

Nov 14, 2011 08:36 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Such a cute and eager little tyke you were Craig!  Reminds me of "A Christmas Story"  -  "You'll shoot your eye out kid!"

Nov 14, 2011 10:25 AM #10
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

LOL, Craig!

You are such a motivator! Love your posters, I mean posts :)

Good night!

Nov 14, 2011 12:47 PM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I think the sellers should call you to sell.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 14, 2011 01:10 PM #12
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Craig, it looks like you were targeting FSBO's at an age when you weren't interested in real estate.

Nov 14, 2011 02:57 PM #13
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

If you are selling a home in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area you need to bring out the big gun.  That would be Craig Rutman.

Nov 14, 2011 05:54 PM #14
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Craig - you look so cute with that big gun - lol! Anyone selling their home in Raleigh, Cary, Apex on their own should pick up the phone and call Craig Rutman, Realtor extraordinaire with a proven track record. Selling a your biggest asset it not something you want to do without a professional Realtor - too many things can and do go wrong! 

Nov 15, 2011 12:00 PM #15
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Craig, that FSBO blaster in the form of "43 ways" should be read by everyone trying to go it alone.

Nov 16, 2011 09:08 AM #16
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Haven't seen a lot of FSBos lately. But, I guess I could use a blaster if they are on sale at ToysRus.

Nov 17, 2011 01:42 AM #17
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