For Sale By Owner- Safety Is Essential

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

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Here are some guidelines you should follow:
  • Do not put a "FOR SALE BY OWNER" sign on your property. This invites strangers to come to your door at any time and relaxes the natural vigilance of your neighbors regarding strangers on your property.
  • If someone calls on your ad, get their name and phone number. Tell them you'll call them right back. This will enable you to verify that they have given you a correct phone number.
  • Try to get as much information about the caller as you can before giving out your address.
  • Never show the house alone.
  • Discuss the situation with your children. Be sure thay know that the should not let strangers in. Alert babysitters as well.
  • If your home has a burglar alarm, do not demonstrate its workings, power source location or cut-off switches.
  • After showing people through your property, recheck all locks windows and cellar entries. It only a second for someone to unfasten them.
Are You Really Prepared To Sell On Your Own?
Key questions for you to consider.
  • Do you know what similar homes in your neighborhood have sold for in the past six months? (Asking price is not a reliable indicator.)
  • Are you aware of the Federal and State laws and disclosures that you must follw as a For Sale By Owner?
  • Do you know who is a serious home purchaser and who is serious about finding out what you have in your home?
  • Are you capable of qualifying a VA/FHA purchaser?
    A conventional purchaser?
  • What do you do if your home does not appraise for the price that you have sold it for?

For assistance with any of your real estate needs, please contact me by email, phone or visit me at my office, whether it's to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams, or just to ask a question - no pressure, no hassle, no obligation - just a friendly conversation. I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.

 
 
Anthony Stokes Pereira

Phone: (845) 770-2188

Cell: (845) 538-07021
Fax: (845) 624-7134
 

 
   

If your house is currently listed with another broker this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing. This is intended to be informational only. Please be advised that real estate practices vary from state to state and market to market. The information contained herein does not constitute legal advice.

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