For Sale By Owner - Weigh Your Options Before You Sell

Posted by Jeanine Schulz on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 3:11pm.

If you're looking to sell your home, it might be tempting to sell it yourself and potentially save the cost of real estate commissions. But, there are some very good reasons why that would be a mistake. According to trusted housing industry experts at HomeGain.com and Realtor.org, more homes listed by real estate agents are sold than homes marketed by owners, and they sell more quickly and for more money. Homes listed by real estate professionals get more exposure and their sellers get more support. Set yourself up for success by following our Home Seller's Guide.

selling your home with an agent

For a free Home Valuation call Jeanine Schulz at 916-367-1393 or visit jeanineschulz.com 

Hiring a Realtor® offers many advantages. Most importantly, their job is making real estate transactions successful. When you market your own home, you have to make the time to do all the jobs a real estate professional would do, and you’ll be competing against other sellers who have real estate professionals by their sides. If you can’t leave work to show your home, or you feel it requires more knowledge and experience than you have, you can’t go wrong by hiring a well-respected real estate professional. It is also a matter of personal safety to know who is visiting your home and to make yourself scare when they do. A real estate agent can handle the scheduling and logistics for you and also host your open houses so you are not put in this precarious position. Realtors® follows a strict code of ethics and have a fiduciary duty to their clients always looking out for your best interests. A local agent also has experience in your neighborhood and understands how to market your home for the best price the market will bear. Realtors® also have a working knowledge of state required disclosures and can advise their clients on the many layers of real estate contracts. They have access to the MLS®, which has the most up-to-date listing and sales information and will gain your home the best exposure to buyer's and their agents. Lastly, they know how to negotiate on your behalf!

Your home will get the most exposure when it is first listed, be sure to make the best first impression by working with a Realtor®. If you have questions, feel free to contact me at 916-367-1393.


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