Adventures in Real Estate... FSBO Doesn't Pay Off
By Katie Allen, REALTOR®
It’s a seller’s market, prices are soaring and homes are going under contract in the blink of an eye. Seems tempting to offer your house “For Sale By Owner”, right? Why pay a REALTOR® when you can DIY? When it comes to negotiating the sale of your most precious asset, your home, hiring an expert REALTOR® is worth it…here’s why:
- If you list FSBO, it reduces the probability of multiple offers on your home potentially leaving money on the table. Do you have the market knowledge and negotiating skills to review multiple offers and decide which one is truly the best? I’ve sold several properties that tried or were considering selling on their own. In each case, we received multiple offers and sold them way above list price.
- As a REALTOR®, I have an extensive network and may be able to find the right buyer for your home quickly. I also know how to market to the right audience and generate buzz.
- Are you ready to juggle phone calls and texts all day? Can you drop everything to show your house when a prospective buyer calls?
- Potential buyers feel more comfortable with REALTORS® vs. working directly with the home-owner. This is a big decision for both parties: financial and emotional.
- Most likely, the buyer will use a REALTOR®, so you should have a professional looking out for your best interests.
- First impressions are everything! Does your home feel welcoming and inviting? I know how to stage your home, and I pay a photographer to take beautiful photos.
- How do you know if a potential buyer is just a looky loo or if they have the ability to follow through? REALTORS® ensure qualified buyers see your home.
- A REALTOR® helps ensure the safety of you and your home by closely monitoring who comes into your home.
- Industry studies and trends show that typical agent-assisted home sales represent around 93% of all transactions with 10% or higher sales prices than For Sale By Owner.
Are you ready to sell? Contact me at 402-480-4373, I can do a competitive market analysis to determine your current home value, establish a strong selling strategy and get your home SOLD!