In some cases, homeowners think the best idea may be to sell their home themselves and without representation. This is usually not a good option, for a number of reasons. Here is a list of just some of the basics that as your listing agent I will do. Saving money on real estate commissions can cost you a fortune in lost time and lost money for your home, along with potential liability issues. Here are just a few things to consider:
You need a comprehensive market analysis based on comparable sales - but how will you get that?
An expert price valuation so your home can sell quickly without under-pricing or leaving money on the table, or driving buyer away because you are over-priced.
You will need a comprehensive targeted marketing campaign in order to receive the highest possible price for your home.
You will need to network with other Realtors who have buyers who may be interested in purchasing your home.
What kind of local advertising campaign, including the creation of print and Internet advertising, are you going to use.
You will need proper signage to promote your home.
Proper legal representation to assure the transaction takes place smoothly is important - are you aware of the legal issues involving real estate transactions.
You will need someone to coordinate showings and other appointments - do you have time to do that yourself and always be present?
If you have an open house how are you going to attract potential buyers - just putting out signs won't do the trick these days.
Are you emotionally able, as the homeowner, to negotiate directly with buyers? It's best to have an experienced negotiator who knows what is reasonable and what is not.
Do you know how to deal with offer contingencies, cash offers, seller disclosures and so much more? I do!
These are just a few items to consider when thinking about selling your home yourself. At the end of the day, it just isn't worth it. Contact me today and I can help you sell your home for the most possible money and make sure you have an easy transaction.
Sellers Real Estate Quick Info Request
Are you thinking about selling your Carlsbad real estate or San Marcos property? Do you have a Oceanside home you are considering selling? I can help. Please fill out my quick real estate sellers request form and tell me about your property. There is no obligation and your information will be used exclusively to provide you with superior real estate services.