For Sale By Owner Tips
There's More to Selling Your Home Than Just Putting a "For Sale" Sign in Your Front Yard.Even if a simple sign in your yard did produce a presumably prospective buyer knocking on your door and you don't mind having non-vetted strangers wandering through your home, how will you handle the following questions:
- "How does your home compare to others like it in Lake Conroe, Conroe and Montgomery?"
- "How did you determine the fair market value of your home?"
- "What about financing? Can you help?"
- "If I make an offer, who will draw up the paperwork?"
- "Why aren't you using a REALTOR®? Is there something wrong with the property?"
- "Since you aren't using a REALTOR®, we can take their fee right off the top, right?"
If You're Considering Selling Your Home By Yourself, Beware!Selling your home is one of the most important financial transactions you will make in your life. Don't take risks. Selling your home is nothing like selling a car. Every home is different, and every homebuyer wants to offer you as little as possible. How do you determine the real market value of your home?
Almost all homes are sold using a REALTOR®. As top real estate professionals, it is our job to represent you and help you negotiate with all those buyers who want something for nothing. We'll also collaborate with you in preparing your home for sale, marketing it locally in Lake Conroe, Conroe and Montgomery and even nationally, and guiding you through the complex paperwork and pitfalls of escrow and closing. Make sure you are really ready to handle all of that before pounding that sign into your front yard. Errors can be extremely costly.
Let Us Provide A Comparative Market AnalysisRemember: It isn't how much commission you pay us, it's how many dollars we net you at closing. Buyers want to offer you as close to nothing as possible! While that "For Sale By Owner" sign might sound like a good idea, it usually means a different thing to buyers: "Try to steal this one."
If you must sell your own home, at least let us give you a sense of its true market value. Tell us a bit about your home, and we'll do a quick Comparative Market Analysis and let you know what the market feels it is worth. We'll also describe, as experienced, top Lake Conroe, Conroe and Montgomery REALTORs®, how we would professionally market your property. This is free, with no strings attached.