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A Quick Guide to Listing For Sale By Owner

If you’re selling your home, going for sale by owner (otherwise known as FSBO) might have crossed your mind. Though realtors charge a commission fee for selling your home, you’ll find that the price is well worth avoiding the headaches and paperwork of going it alone.

There are a number of hidden costs and pains that go along with listing a home by yourself in the Triangle. When you sell your Cary home on your own, you miss out on all the effective marketing tools realtors have at their disposal. Plus, finding the right price for your Triangle home is challenging when you don’t have a solid understanding of the real estate market here.

Here, we’ll break down exactly what it means to go FSBO. We’ll also go over the many benefits you get from working with a realtor. Let’s get started.

Hidden Costs (and Headaches)

Two large stacks of papers side by side.When you list as for sale by owner, you’re taking on all the responsibilities of a realtor. That means you have to price your home correctly. This is the most important part of selling quickly and for top dollar. If you price your home too low, you risk losing out on your hard-earned equity. Price it too high, and it sits on the market for months.

Plus, to effectively market your home, you need high-quality photos of your home and all of its rooms, yard signs, newspaper advertisements, online promotion… the list goes on.

The Results Team has all of the above resources and more, making it easier for you to focus on the sale of your home. Plus, if you choose to sell by yourself…

You’ll Have to Handle All the Paperwork

And trust us, there’s a lot. If you don’t have a firm grasp on the technicalities and logistics of selling your home, you may find yourself swimming in confusing paperwork. It’s not just about negotiating the price for your home. It also deals with contingencies, the home inspection, financing, the closing date, and other crucial factors.

You Risk Making Costly Mistakes

Man with empty pockets.Selling a home is so much more than just placing a ‘for sale’ sign in your front yard. It’s a complicated process that involves a lot of jargon and technical understanding. If you misprice your home, or overlook an important detail in your closing paperwork, you risk losing out on a lot of money or having to deal with a lawsuit.

Real estate agents go through rigorous training and develop an in-depth understanding of all the financial logistics and jargon that go along with listing a home.

Save Yourself the Stress

By listing your home with a professional real estate agent, like The Results Team. When you choose to work with us to sell your Triangle home, you’re enlisting the help of a highly knowledgeable Triangle real estate team who will stop at nothing to achieve your goals.

Not only will we accurately price your home based on our current market knowledge, we’ll market it to the nines, help you stage it to sell, and provide you with the support you need to navigate your home sale. Take a look at our complimentary home-selling resources for more information.

Please give us a call at (919) 810-2203 to get started. Any questions about selling your home? We’re here to help.

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