For Sale by Owner (FSBO) is a sign you often see. It’s an indication that the homeowner has made the decision to forego using a real estate professional to sell the home. You might be tempted to do the same if you decide to put your home on the market. After all, you could save the real estate agent’s commission – and how hard could it be? The fact is that going the FSBO route is fraught with potential problems. You may not know the true market value of your home – or how other recently sold homes in your area compare. Do you know how to market your home – and how to attract the right buyers? Are you skilled in negotiating and knowledgeable about real estate contracts? If not, you may be headed for dangerous pitfalls that could cost you in money and headaches. This article from Money is a great overview of the benefits of relying on a real estate professional. For another view, read the Top Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent.
Need more convincing? Talk to a member of the Vanguard Realty Associates team. We’ll tell you exactly what our strategy will be for pricing and marketing your home, so you can see the value of trusting the pros.