THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME ALONE??

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016

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We’ve all heard the stories of people who thought they could conquer a project that would have been better left to the professionals.

We want to make sure that all options are considered before you attempt selling your largest investment on your own.  Although the idea sounds appealing, you need to take into consideration all of the risks involved before making a final decision. Below are 5 questions you need to ask before you decide to sell your home yourself:

Is there enough time in the day? If you already have a full time job, family, or time consuming engagements, finding the time to not only prepare your home for sale, but actually sell it is a large commitment you need to be ready for.

How well do you know the market? The real estate market is constantly moving, adjusting and changing. There are trends you need to stay on top of, and information you need to know in order to successfully sell your home yourself.

Can you get the exposure you need? If the only thing letting people know your home is for sale is the sign on your front lawn, your pool of prospective buyers is extremely limited. You need to know how to market your listing to create high exposure and gain the attention of many potential buyers.

Have you practiced your negotiation skills? One of the many benefits of using a licensed Real Estate Agent is their experience when it comes to negotiating an offer. Just because you have an offer does not mean your job is done. Knowing the things to negotiate to ensure a successful sale will make a big different in the final outcome.

Do you understand your legal responsibilities? There is more to selling a home than simply putting a sold sign on your listing. There are many legal steps that need to be considered to ensure both you as the seller and the buyer are covered.

If you answered no to any of these questions, or are unsure of the answers, it is wise to consider speaking to Cameron and Angie.  They can show you the benefits of using a Realtor to assist in selling your home.

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