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Should You Sell Your Home Yourself Or Through A REALTOR®?

Dated: January 21 2022

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Should You Sell Your Home Yourself Or Through A Realtor?

When you're selling a house, there are two main ways to go about it: You can sell it through a real estate agent or sell it yourself. Selling a home yourself is also known as "for sale by owner," FSBO in short, which is pronounced as fizz-bo. Both methods have their pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your objectives and circumstances.

In this post we’ll give you some tips on making the right decision. So, read on whether you are thinking about selling your house soon or just curious about your options!

FSBO Vs. Realtor

Let’s compare the performance of FSBO with a realtor for selling a home.

1. Fees or Commission:

It is pretty common for a homeowner to get tempted to save on the fees or commissions for the services of a professional estate agent. But at the same time, it poses many challenges of staging the home, marketing it, and handling the buyers. FSBO is a time-consuming process that can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the property market.

2. Legal Matters:

Some states don't even allow you to sell your property without involving a realtor because the legal process requires you to complete the paperwork of the sales contract and mandatory disclosure. You might even face a lawsuit if the closure is not done appropriately according to the state law. Estate agents are fully aware of the details and significance of the required forms and agreements as they undertake the entire responsibility to fulfill the legal matters. Your realtor will also ensure your best interests are included in the sales contract.

3. Price:

If you sell your house by yourself, there is a higher chance that you will not get the best price for it. Realtors know the market well and will price your home accordingly. They are also experienced in negotiating and can help you get a better price for your property. They also have access to resources that can help you market your home to attract buyers.

4. Marketing:

They have access to MLS (Multiple Listing Service), a centralized database of properties for sale. They will also have a marketing plan to get the word out about your home. This could include creating flyers and placing ads in newspapers and digital media. This gives them an edge when it comes to finding potential buyers.

5. Relationship:

Furthermore, they have years of experience and relationships with other agents, resulting in more potential buyers for your property. All of this exposure could result in a quicker sale for your property at a higher price.

The Bottom Line

Selling your property is a complex task. You must be ready to sort out any legal or financial issues coming across the selling process. Depending on the market conditions, you might have to wait for a long time to crack the deal for yourself.

To save yourself from all the headaches and risks, you can contact the team of Dynamic Properties eXp Realty serving Shawnee, CO, to place your best foot forward as you anticipate the lucrative seamless sale deal for your home. 

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Sharon Been

Driven to Be Her Best. Personal mission statement to serve the needs of her clients and make a difference in their lives. Sharon started in real estate with a very simple philosophy: 1) Know your mar....

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