For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
Selling a home “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) can be a very complicated and a difficult task if you are not properly prepared. Often times people over look details of selling a home such as proper disclosures, liquidated damages, escrow fees, title insurance, pest inspections, home inspections, tax withholdings, contract negotiations, and legal liabilities to name a few. In today’s market, homes are not selling easily. Qualified buyers are scarce. Effective and strategic advertising and internet presence is vital! When selling your home for top dollar, it is very important to thoroughly evaluate the “comparative market” to value your home correctly. Once you have assessed your home for the correct selling price, it is even more important to Market your home properly. The more people that know about your home, the more potential offers you’re going to receive. This tends to make the offers more competitive and more attractive to you as the seller.
I specialize in For Sale by Owner properties. I would be willing to list your home at a reduced commission rate. I would be happy to discuss with you the value of your home, and how I can sell your home for top dollar. Please give me a call or send me an email, I would love to talk to you.
Cassandra Merrill - Top Realtor®
Top Selling Agent (Most Buyers Represented)
Top Listing Agent (Residential Sales)
805-331-3310 (Cell 24 Hrs/Day)
The National Association of Realtors estimates that 72% of all FSBO's end up listing with a Realtor
Even though the characteristics of the homes are the same, private sellers typically sell homes for lower prices compared to sellers that used a professional real estate agent.
The most frequently cited problems FSBO's experience are: getting the right price; selling in the length of time planned; and understanding and performing all of the required paperwork
FSBO's often take longer to sell and sell at a lower price than a Realtor listed home. Further, many deals fall through because, unlike an agent, a FSBO seller will not pre-qualify a potential buyer. If the deal falls through, you're back to square one. And if the owner needs to sell the house quickly, the time lost by taking the house off the market can have serious financial consequences.