Do I Really Need A Realtor?

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Doug makes some excellent points here that make so much sense.

Original content by Doug Dawes 92593-B

So, you've decided to place your home on the open market and you're toying with the idea of selling it For Sale By Owner (FSBO). You figure the market is hot so why not and you'll save having to pay a Real Estate Commission. How hard could it be? After all, what does an agent do other than list the property, show it and fill out a bunch of forms. Here's a good article from the folks at KCM that discusses this subject


Selling Your House:


Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.

Here is a list of just some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to For Sale by Owner (FSBO):

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interests of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The termite company, if there are challenges
  • The buyer’s lender, if the structure of the mortgage requires the sellers’ participation
  • The appraiser, if there is a question of value
  • The title company, if there are challenges with certificates of occupancy (CO) or other permits
  • The town or municipality, if you need to get the CO permits mentioned above
  • The buyer’s buyer, in case there are challenges with the house your buyer is selling

Bottom Line

The percentage of sellers who have hired real estate agents to sell their homes has increased steadily over the last 20 years. Meet with a professional in your local market to see the difference that he or she can make for you during the selling process.

I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2



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Topsfield, MA 01983
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Will. Doug Dawes nailed it. In these days of disclosure, regulations and litigation it is no time to go it alone! Enjoy your day!

Jun 04, 2019 05:10 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My buyers just bought a fsbo. $30,000 under local market prices. They used Zillow zestimate to set the price

Jun 04, 2019 05:49 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Will. You are right and Doug does a great and specific job with this.

Jun 04, 2019 06:17 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Will - Doug is right.  You need a professional.

Jun 04, 2019 10:18 AM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Will.

Doug nailed it.  Really, there is nothing left to say except, have a great day

Jun 05, 2019 01:25 AM #5
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