Sellers - are you Thinking of Going For Sale by Owner?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

 

Denver is seeing a strong Seller's real estate market with most homes only on the market for hours!    The signs go up, the lines of car with potential buyers are lining the street, and the next thing you know, it is quiet.    The home went under contract.   Sellers are seeing this and thinking it must be so easy, they can do it.

 

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Sounds like it is EASY PEASY to sell your home right?      Putting the sign out, and allowing buyers to view a home are the easy parts.   Are you prepared for these items ---

  • Phone calls all day long asking questions about your home.
  • Are the Buyers touring your home pre-approved?
  • What listing price do you list your home for?
  • Are you ready to be home for all the showings?
  • Are your valuables secure?
  • Are you ready with the additional disclosure paperwork needed to sell a home?

 

After a couple of days, you receive several contracts.   How do you know which offer is best for you?    Is is ONLY all about the dollar amount offered?    There are terms that Sellers always need to review and factor into the decision.

 

What happens when the appraisal is done, and it comes back UNDER the purchase price?   Do you know how to provide data to the appraiser to support the sales price?   REALTORS® can review the comparables to support a sales price both for the market as well as the appraiser. 

 

These are all items listing agents do for their Sellers to ensure seeing the highest and best offer.   A REALTOR also monitors the process with the title company, as well as the financing for the buyer.     In most cases, hiring a REALTOR® will give a Seller the opportunity for a higher sales price and a smoother closing.     

 

 

 

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Re-Blogged 3 times:

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  1. Debbie Reynolds 03/28/2018 05:00 AM
  2. Gabe Sanders 04/11/2018 11:00 PM
  3. Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! 04/25/2018 07:00 PM
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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Curtis Van Carter you are right, each and every transaction yields all different issues, and we have to know how to handle them.  Homeowners would not have a clue with some we have seen!

Mar 27, 2018 11:26 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I agree with you whole heartedly! 

Mar 27, 2018 11:26 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
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Joan

I can think of so many issues which I have solved to keep the transaction together, and many after the deal has closed. Great agents such as yourself don't get enough credit for these for as you, we are happy to do them and rarely ever brag about them. The client's satisfaction is our goal,  cheers cvc

Mar 27, 2018 02:35 PM #25
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Hi Joan, you are so right on this. There is much more involved than just getting a buyer's attention.

Mar 27, 2018 07:49 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, your post couldn't be more accurate. There's far more that goes into a sale than sellers see on a surface level. If they think it's easy they've had a good agent to give them that idea. 

Mar 28, 2018 05:25 AM #27
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wise advice for those thinking they can do better than a professional.

Mar 28, 2018 05:29 AM #28
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joan. If it were really simple, everyone would be doing it. Great information.

Mar 28, 2018 06:42 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Curtis, the biggest issues can be solved with our knowledge, that the public would have no idea how to correct.

Mar 28, 2018 07:15 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, I sometimes say - follow me around for a couple days and you will what we have to deal with on a daily basis.

Mar 28, 2018 07:15 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, I just wish them good luck!  

Mar 28, 2018 07:16 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheila, I so agree.

Mar 28, 2018 07:17 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debbie, I so agree, and thank you for the reblog! 

Mar 28, 2018 07:17 AM #34
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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We believe anything that requires a license should be done by the professional who holds one.

Mar 29, 2018 02:38 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, that is a good philosophy to live by!  

Mar 29, 2018 09:06 AM #36
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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When a serious seller want to sell their home, it is always good to team up with a professional, experienced and knowledgeable agent so every step of the process is being handled properly. Joan you are one of the upstanding professional in your market for sure, any serious seller should feel lucky to have you.

Apr 02, 2018 10:16 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eileen Hsu if they go it alone, they don't know what they don't know, and could end up in court, or selling their home for less than the market will bear.  Thank you for your kinds words my friend.  Just trying to keep up with you.....

Apr 08, 2018 08:54 AM #38
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Sorry I'm late to seeing this great post, Joan Cox , but you've certainly nailed it!!

I also can so relate to the comments of "it's not for the faint of heart", "if it was so easy everyone would be doing it" and "I've never seen a FSBO get the price their home demanded". Your post would be a great discussion 'intro' to any one considering selling their home on their own for sure. Thank
you for sharing.
Bruce

Apr 25, 2018 03:36 PM #39
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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If people are looking to go crazy dealing with strangers wanting to get inside of their home, going For Sale By Owner is the fast track to insanity.

Apr 25, 2018 06:49 PM #40
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bruce, thank you for your insight, and those homeowners thinking they will save some money, could not be further from what will happen.

Apr 26, 2018 07:00 AM #41
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michelle, just having strangers (not pre-approved buyers) wandering through your home in today's environment can be very scary!  

Apr 26, 2018 07:01 AM #42
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