Disadvantages of Selling Your Home without a Real Estate Agent


Is it really that difficult to sell your home by yourself?  It depends.  Do you like to market, negotiate and fill out legal documents?  If yes, you may prefer to sell your home without the help of a real estate agent.
Before you make your decision, consider these three disadvantages of selling your home as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO):

1. You may under-price or over-price your home.  If you’ve overpriced your home, you won’t get many interested buyers.  When you drop the price of your home a few weeks later, you’ll have missed the “new on the market” window of opportunity that brings in a lot of potential buyers.  If you under-price your home, buyers will wonder what’s wrong with it, and if it sells, you’ll be leaving money on the table.

2. You have to pay to market and advertise your home.  When you sell your own house, you’ll spend money on marketing and advertising costs including for sale signs, online ads, print ads in newspapers and real estate magazines, as well as the cost to be included in the MLS.  When you hire a Cape Coral real estate agent, they pay to market and advertise your home.

3. You are responsible for all the legal paperwork needed to sell your home.  This means you must know what paperwork is required by the state and how to fill it out correctly.  If you fail to do this properly, it can delay the sale or even leave you open for a lawsuit down the line if something is wrong or missing.

If you determine that listing your home as a FSBO is not right for you right now, hire a Cape Coral real estate agent to sell your home for you.  Although you’ll have to pay commission, it will save you time and effort (and maybe even money) in the long run. 

If you’ve decided to hire a Cape Coral real estate agent, I’d be honored to be interviewed for the job.  Please give me a call me at 239-699-0142 or by email at LiloC@att.net to schedule an interview. Please visit my websites at:
www.LiloRealtor.com
www.Lilosellscapecoral.com

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About Lilo Realtor

With over a decade of industry experience, Lilo Clacher is proud to represent Cape Coral/Lee County FL . With a degree and previous career in interior design, Lilo understands the importance of the entire package her clients are receiving. Lilo has a passion for real estate and a passion for taking care of her clients. She understands that for many they are making the biggest investment of their lives, and therefore she endeavors to make their experience in buying or selling as easy and comfortable as possible. With an impressive repeat and referral rate of 90 percent, it is clear that her clients appreciate the dedication she puts in to every real estate transaction. In addition to being fluent in German and Swedish, Lilo has received numerous awards for excellence in real estate. She received the 2000,2001 and 2002 Excellence Award for being a multi-million dollar producer, as well as the 2003 and 2004 Platinum Award, Diamond Award 2005, 2006. Multi million Dollar producer in 2007, 2008, 2009 She also received the Designation e-PRO Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, for being an internet savvy realtor, for knowing how to work with the 87% of clients, starting seeking Real Estate per Internet. Lilo received the Designation for Short Sales, Foreclosures and Home modefication loans, helping homeowners to keep there home. In her free time, Lilo enjoys boating, diving, Horsebacriding, Gardening and catching up on her reading.
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