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The Disadvantages of "For Sale By Owner"

Before you stick a "For Sale by Owner" sign in your front yard, consider the advantages of having a real estate agent sell your home for you.

Selling your own home may be harder than you think – a lot harder:

  1. Selling a home means inviting strangers into it. Your real estate agent can make sure that only serious, qualified buyers gain access to your home.
  2. Choosing the right price that is realistic for your market is challenging. The wrong price keeps the right buyers away.
  3. A sign in the yard isn’t much of a marketing plan. Effective marketing takes financial resources, experience, connections, and marketing savvy.
  4. Selling a home means being responsible for numerous documents, some with considerable liability attached. One of our agents will help you handle disclosures, contracts, and other documents.
  5. The selling process is a full-time job. Do you have the time and energy to devote to it, without missing work?
  6. Negotiating the sales price requires finesse – an understanding of buyer psyche, the ability to handle objections, controlling your emotions, and a great deal of patience.

Trust us to look out for your interests, and to make the sale process as stress free as possible.