February 13th, 2014 2:08 PM by Christopher Terry
1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate WithHere is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to FSBO.
3. Results Come from the InternetWhere do buyers find the home they actually purchased?
The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.
5. You Net More Money when Using an AgentMany homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.
Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $184,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $230,000. This doesn’t mean that an agent can get $46,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense. One More Thought
Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, consider this: The Founder of forsalebyowner.com sold their home through a real estate professional. After trying to sell their 2000 s.f. 2 bedroom apartment in New York for 6 months the founder of forsalebyowner.com called a real estate professional who helped the owner reposition themselves in the market. As a result their condo soon attracted multiple offers and sold for $150,000 more than the original asking price.Buyers tend to shop For Sale by Owners to save the commission. So as a homeowner you have a choice, 1) Do all the work yourself and pay the commission to the buyer (in the form of a lower sales price), OR 2) Hire a real estate professional and let them do all the work. The choice is yours. If you are thinking of selling your home and want to see what make us unique visit http://www.ezhomesearch.net/whyus for a slideshow just part of our services.Christopher Terry is a licensed real estate broker in Ma and RI, has completed the Accredited Buyer Representative Certification, is a graduate of the Certified Distressed Property Institute, holds the prestigious CDPE designation, is a 4-Time winner of the Master Sales Society's 5/50 Award and is the founder of EZ Home Search Real Estate Inc.