Can a home owner successfully sell his or her home without the assistance of a Realtor? Of course! But it might not be the best option for everyone. Here are a couple questions you must ask yourself.
Do I have the time? Marketing, showing, taking calls all take time, do you have it? Make sure you can make time to market your home effectively. I once had a client that called and said "I hate your job, please list my house!" In the Anchorage area I will be happy to sit open houses for FSBO clients Free of charge.
What the heck is this contract and what does it mean? One option a FSBO has is hiring a Realtor to review contracts, disclosures, appraisals, HUD settlement statement, as built surveys, title reports the works. I charge $1499 for this service and I follow the buyer and seller without representation from offer to closing. It's nice to make sure everything is legal and handled correctly without full representation.
Do I have to work with a Buyers Realtor? Many buyers are First time buyers and they have a buyers representation contract with a Realtor, if you are under the $400,000 range don't let these potential buyers fly away just because you have to pay their Realtor. Remember every month you sit on the market is another mortgage payment! I review offers and contracts from represented buyers for only $699
My house is a little funky! If your house is unconventional or six of the exact model homes are all on the market the you might want to consider a Realtor to help. Realtors have access to Relocation Companies including Oil and Military , the MLS, other Realtors, in the end the cost might save you time, money and headache!
As an progressive Anchorage area Realtor that believes in choices I'm happy to answer all the questions or help from complete FSBO to Full Representation.
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