Today is the wrap up for this series on how to sell your San Diego home without a Realtor. Today, I thought I would share my perspective on fsbo (for sale by owner) home sellers.
I am NOT a believer that one sales model fits all people or all situations. Like every other Realtor, I was taught NOT to take listings for no less than 5-6%, which is still the norm in San Diego.
I think the full service, full price model has its place. There are lots of home sellers who are busy people, and they just want someone else to handle the saale of their home. There are a lot of details involved and a great many judgment calls. Having a professional with experience can be extremely helpful - particularly when things don't go as planned.
There has always been however, a population that doesn't need the full service approach and/or thinks that Realtors are paid too much. Here in San Diego, where inventory has been low for years, a well-priced, well priced home can sell in a day or two. In these situations, it can be challenging to justify the full service model.
Over the years, I have developed a variety of listing options, both bundled full service listings, as well as 'a-la-carte' service for sellers who just need a little bit of assistance. I belileve it makes good sense to offer home sellers what they need, as opposed to the blanket "all or nothing" model of selling your home.
If you are someone who has either had poor experiences with Realtors, want to pay some money, or just like doing things yourself, selling without a Realtor may be a good option for you. I would caution you, encouraging you to be careful with how you represent the honme, both verbally and on paper. Don't realy on the buyer's agent to guide you through the escrow process - You may want some type of legal review of your documents.
If you are selling your home for the first time, you would be well served to hire some representation or assistance while you learn the process.
I hope thaat this 14 day guide to selling your home for-sale-by owner has been a good overview. Feel free to contact me with any questions.