For Sale By Owners need to be careful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Hoover

FSBO Need to be careful!!!!

I know another Real estate Agent telling me I shouldn't sell my home FSBO.   I wouldn't do that because, "I Get It!"  I'm a DYI (aka do-it-yourselfer') also.  I understand about saving money!  "I GET IT!"  My goal is to help you and make sure you do not leave anything on the table!

Fact : The average FSBO sells for 15% less than a home listed with a Realtor!

Why does this happen? 

-Typically the FSBO push away the good qualified buyers and attract bargain shoppers and investors.  These bargain shoppers and investors typically are better negotiators.  They are capitalizing on your inexperience and using your equity as their investment.

-Buyers, for the most part, understand that a Realtors service isn't going to cost them anything, so why wouldn't they want that type of experience on their side?  Most buyers don't want to negotiate with a seller so they use a Realtor.

"I GET IT!"  So be careful and do your homework.  Price your home correctly and shouldn't have to move more than 5%.  Good Luck, if you would like more information go to my web site at  Good Luck

Comments (2)

Leo Namiot -
Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot - Saint Augustine, FL
More than just great rates

Hello Jason,

     Welcome to active rain!

It's a great online community, enjoy!

Leo Namiot

Connecticut Mortgage Lender

Nov 30, 2007 11:58 AM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL
Welcome Jason.  Let's go get those FSBO's!
Nov 30, 2007 05:24 PM