Homes that are "For Sale by Owner" or FSBO, are usually favorably looked upon because homeowners want to maximize their profits by not having to pay commission. However, this does not always ring true.
Realtors Will Earn You a Higher Profit
Statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor®'s 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average FSBO sales price was $185,000, while the average cost for a home represented by an agent was $245,000. That's a difference of $60,000!
Here are some of the top reasons why for sale by owner homes can cause significant headaches.
- Marketing your home online isn't as easy as you think
- Homes for sale by owner could be priced wrong
- You could underestimate (or overestimate) how much money to spend on curb appeal
- Showings are a drag
- Preparing your own paperwork can be tricky
How can an agent help?
Your agent will take care of all property disclosures and corresponding documentation to avoid future liability. Read The Full Article Here
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