How can I sell my home for the highest price and the quickest way?
Can't I do it myself and save the most money?
How important is the Internet in selling my home?
Should I go with a For Sale By Owner Company?
Will I have to pay a commission if I find the buyer?
If I am not satisfied, can I withdraw at anytime?
What about signs?
How long is the listing?
What about photos?
Are lockboxes a good thing?
Should you get a home inspection before listing?
Should I offer a Home Warranty?
Everything sells. The question is at what price, and when? We are still in a buyer’s market where pricing is in favor of the Buyer and houses are on the market longer. There are more houses for sale, lower prices, fewer buyers, and more people looking for good deals to buy. Listing your home with a flat fee Company and maintaining a By Owner Sales Option will give you the greatest exposure, accurate competitive pricing, the lowest commissions, and more money when you sell in your pocket. Listing with a flat fee company may mean some agents calling or showing up to see your house and less control in the selling process, but usually gets the job done quicker because of the local and national exposure. The world becomes your market with hundreds or thousands of agents in markets working to sell your home and numerous websites marketing for you 24/7. The MLS sells 75% of all homes.
Can’t I do it myself and save the most money? Maybe. There are numerous contractual issues in selling a home that can lead to costly mistakes and lawsuits. Trusting a pro that does this for a living is the better way to go to avoid all the errors and added stress. You can get this expertise for a fee rather than paying a percentage, saving thousands in the process. Staying on the market longer can cause you to lose lower interest rates if you are buying ultimately costing you thousands over the life of the loan or later refinancing charges.
This is the number one source of home sales other than the MLS. Newspaper advertising, magazines, open houses, and other advertising do not compare to local MLS placement, and local other local and National Real Estate sites. People are searching the Internet and MLS for houses more than any other source. The traditional agent uses the other advertising to garner more leads for themselves and to justify charging high commission fees for marketing a listing, which seldom works. It is more public relations than effective marketing.
Some For Sale By Owner sites promise great national or local exposure. In reality, they have very few homes for sale compared to Realtor sites. Some of the homes on their sites have sold, and are withdrawn, and are kept there to make the site look bigger. There is no monitoring of the sites by MLS or state Real Estate Commissions, giving these companies a permission to mislead the public. Few people search those sites despite claims to the contrary, compared to Realtor sites. These referral companies sell signs that cannot be used if you list with most local agents. Buying a combination lockbox can compromise your safety and are not allowed if you list in most markets. They do not have the same range of services as a flat fee Company that is local. These Sale By Owner National Companies refer you to the local Professionals who do all the work and have the expertise and charge you more money then if you went direct to the local flat fee person. Say no to the national Sale By Owner Companies to pay less, get more. And be safer. Sale By Owner Companies do not know the local rules of the MLS or state laws like local Brokers do.
No commission is required, and Broker services for a fee are optional to assist with contracts. We suggest it depending on your risk tolerance to go it alone.
Absolutely, unlike some traditional companies you can withdraw and receive your fees back if we refer you to another company after you close.
We suggest our 24 hr. Info sign that has a 2-minute description, your phone number and professional prequalification option to capture Buyer prospects. Agents will often not show a home with a For Sale By Owner sign on it even if For Sale By Owner sites say they will.
We list your home for 12 months for no additional fees.
Absolutely, if you offer a competitive buyer’s commission usually of 2.5-3.0%. They don’t know or care what the listing commission is if they have a buyer. The savings in commissions can not only save you money, but you can offer closing costs or buyer agent bonuses to make you more competitive in the marketplace with agent incentives. Buyer agents frequently lead their clients to listings where they can get paid more.
As many as the MLS allows (10-12) and up to 25 on Realtor.com with our packages, including virtual tour options.
Agent lockboxes are often electronic, with tracking features, and allow agents easy access to your home when you are not there and the security of knowing who has enter the home as well as feedback remarks from the agent. If you want to sell quicker we suggest you get one.
Yes, you will avoid getting blindsided with repair requests and can fix items before you list that could blow a contract later. Getting an inspection earlier involves less stress and more time to fix items. If you chose to disclose those items earlier, negotiations can include how they are to be factored in the contract .You must disclose if you had an inspection.
Yes, it protects buyer and seller, and is not paid until closing. It gives both some peace of mind in case of costly repairs.