Does the idea of selling your own home seem like a great option? It might, especially when you think of all the money you could be saving by not having a real estate agent. Being in control of the whole selling process could be something you enjoy the thought of, especially if you are worried a real estate agent might not be considering your best interests.
A word of caution though, this process is much harder that it seems. There are many things to take into consideration. Here are some of them:
Do you have any experience in the real estate field? If not, this will mean that you will have to do a lot of research in order to make a success of it.
A buyer might perhaps find it more comfortable to deal with a real estate agent, and might find it harder to deal with the seller directly.
A real estate agent has experience, and knows the market well. They are aware of the price a home can get in the area. You may want a certain amount of money for your home, and while trying to sell it for that amount, might possibly waste a lot of time.
Real estate agents also know not to cut corners when it comes to the important issues. They know the importance of getting a home inspection done by a certified professional for example.
There are many rules and regulations that come with selling a property, as well as what types of agreements must be signed. If you want sell your own home, are you prepared to handle all of that? You will need to do a lot of work to find all these things out for yourself. Be ready to do your research.
So, while selling your own home can be a good option, that could potentially save you money, it is very important to work hard to know all you can. We are also here to help. Please feel free to contact us, your local Internachi Certified Home Inspector.