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For Sale By Owner

When the time comes to sell your home you will consider selling it yourself to save the commission that you would normally pay to a real estate agent. Though it doesn't seem all that difficult selling your property by yourself is not as easy as it looks. National statistics tell us that only eight percent of all "For Sale By Owner" efforts are successful. Only one out of twelve actually results in a completed sale. Take a look why listing with Realtor may be the solution right for you.

If you are still thinking about putting a sign saying "For Sale By Owner" please take a quick quiz for FSBO's (For Sale By Owner) to find if you are ready to do it yourself

What do you need to be aware of when selling your home by yourself:

  1. Bargain Hunters
    Such people may take unfair advantage of the sellers (usually inexperienced in pricing and negotiating) through the purchase price, expensive terms, delayed closing offer, improperly prorating the escrow, insurance and taxes or even getting the sellers to pay closing costs.
  2. Unqualified Buyers
    Owners typically don't have the experience to determine buyers needs and to qualify them. They can spend unnecessary time and effort showing their home to people who may be financially unable to buy the home.
  3. No Third Party
    It is very difficult to negotiate a purchase between a seller (who is selling his prized possession) and a buyer (who is probably making the largest purchase of his lifetime) without an intermediary who has the trust and confidence of both parties.
  4. Improper Pricing
    Sellers are likely to overprice their home because of inexperience, emotional attachment or just not being aware of changing market condition. On the other hand some homes are sold for price below market value.
  5. Making the Close
    Sellers have to be available to all potential buyers. Many sales are lost just because there is no one to get a deposit or to negotiate a deal when buyer is ready to buy.

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Maria Baran is a licensed Broker with RE/MAX Elite,
7339 S. Cass, Darien, IL 60561
Phone: (630) 810-1900     Fax: (630) 810-1967
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