For Sale By Owner- Because I can do this myself.

For Sale By Owner- Because I can do this myself.

published on April 14, 2016 by KW Atlanta Partners

"I don't need to waste money on an agents commission." "I can sell the house myself. Besides, all agents do anyways is sit around with their feet propped up."


Sellers & Potential Sellers- Beware of this. Real Estate is a profession, just as anything else in this world. Do you do your own dental exams or car repairs? Not likely. You need someone who does this EVERY day to get the best results. 


Here's the biggest problem: listing exposure. 

Funny story, on of our neighbors had his house listed FSBO (for sale by owner) for two years. When did we hear of this? Oh, about nineteen months into it. And to top it off, it was $30k+ above market value. 

Moral of the story here- no one knew about the listing and no one was able to guide him through the process of pricing it correctly. So it sits.



Negotiations, conversations, appointments, and contractors? Let's see here- besides the buyer there are a list of people involved in a transaction. 

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible

  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer

  • The buyer’s attorney 

  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house

  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

(courtesy of KCM Blog)

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