Carey Scott
Prestige Property Brokers
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Thinking about selling your home "For Sale By Owner"?

Posted By Carey Scott @ Jul 8th 2013 3:00pm In: Selling a home

FSBO: “For Sale By Owner” - it can be a siren’s call when you first mull over the prospects for selling your house.  A Columbus, GA For Sale By Owner listing promises to allow a homeowner to sell without Columbus, GA FSBOeven consulting a Columbus, GA/ Phenix City, AL area real estate agents! Depending on a home’s final sale price, the commission saved looks to be substantial.

While there are certainly theoretical attractions to the idea of working on your own, time and again statistics prove it is not only more efficient to work with a real estate agent -- it also frequently nets sellers more at the bottom line. There are logical reasons why it works out that way. They are the same reasons why only one in ten homes are successfully sold as FSBOs.

First off, while it may seem easy to arbitrarily pick a price and just see what happens, without a timely professional comparative analysis of the Columbus, GA/ Phenix City, AL area  market, it’s pretty unlikely to be ‘priced right’. Serious buyers will make current market comparisons to see whether a FSBO is a fair bargain being offered by a serious seller.  If the answer is wrong (which it usually is), buyers move on.

More than a convenience, relief from the paperwork tangle can be decisive in preventing technical logjams. Busy real estate offices are always humming, using today’s electronic signature platforms, scanners, printers and faxes to rapidly churn out legally binding documents. There are other technical issues, too: experienced buyers know that a FSBO seller also has a lower likelihood of being familiar with protective disclosures or even Columbus, GA/ Phenix City, AL area ordinances that can affect a sale.

Then there is the negotiation process. More than just working out a price, your agent can deal with all the details a prospective buyer sometimes throws into the mix. By sparing you the emotional cost every time you are asked to handle repairs or any number of other details, the odds rise that a transaction will stay on track and on time.

Long story short: there’s really no need to reinvent the wheel. A simple solution: call me for a pressure-free consultation.  I’d be delighted to come by to go over your options. 

In related news, the founder of one of the larger For Sale By Owner companies in the United States used a Realtor to sell his home at a higher price with multiple offers! For the article click here.

If you are preparing to buy or sell a home in the Columbus, GA area, an important first step will be to consult an experienced agent like myself. You can call me at 706-442-1084 or click here! It can make all the difference!

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