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F.S.B.O. What you don't know could hurt you

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Real Estate Agent with Safe Harbor Realty Serving SouthCoast MA&RI

I recently got a call from a lady looking for an apartment rental. She needed to find something but was not in a hurry.  She said her home was selling in a month. 

I explained how we hardly have any rentals in our town, she would have better luck in the nearby cities. I then said surely your Realtor told you of the severe shortage of rentals. 

She said No,  I sold the property on my own and I do not want to live in the city. 

Me:  Oh then I hope in your Purchase agreement it says you have to find suitable housing, a place to live. 

No,  I didn't know.  

I felt so bad for her.  She was concerned she was going to be homeless. I was not able to find a rental for her and I'm not sure what happened. 

I understand some folks feel they can sell on their own and they have that option. Yet there are things a professional Realtor Does and Knows from their experience and training that can protect you and one of your biggest assets.  

A Professional Realtor can : 

Advise you on Best Practices to keep you and your home safe.

Help and advise on preparing the home for sale. 

Sell your property Quicker.

Get You more money for your property.

Streamline the selling process and Work in your best interest. 

Provide other professionals such as movers, inspectors etc. 

Provide paperwork and legal documents to protect you. 

Advise and guide you every step of the way, Having a real person you can call to help with all the details, timelines and nuances in a real estate transaction. Possibly One of the biggest transactions of your life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (5)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Karen - although real estate can't be compared to brain surgery, it is certainly more complicated than some people assume.  Yes, a-s-s-u-m-e.  

Feb 20, 2024 01:03 AM
Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty

and we all know what ASSUME means  thanks for stopping by Michael

 

Feb 21, 2024 05:24 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Feb 20, 2024 03:27 AM
Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty

have a great day Richard 

Feb 21, 2024 05:24 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

As you point out from this example, there are things a skilled real estate professional can help with that a FSBO just wouldn't know!

Feb 20, 2024 04:55 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued

success. Have a wonderful day and sell a house. Bill

Feb 20, 2024 05:03 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty most FSBO transactions have issues that would have been easily avoided if there was a Realtor involved.  I have involved in a number of FSBO transactions, and in most of them both the Buyer and the Seller ended up wishing they had used a Realtor buy the time they closed on the house.

Feb 21, 2024 03:57 PM
Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty

True story ! 

Feb 21, 2024 05:26 PM