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Should You FSBO?

FSBO-For Sale by Owner
Curtesy of Keeping Current Matters

If a real estate purchases falls apart, it is often because of poor negotiation and problem solving skills.  Sellers must realize the ability to negotiate will determine whether they get the best deal for themselves and their family.  In today’s market, some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own as an unrepresented seller without using the services of an experienced real estate professional. Here’s the danger.  A strong real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not.

Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to be an unrepresented seller (A 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 (in some parts of the country)

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

  • The termite company if there are challenges

  • The buyer’s lender if the structure of the mortgage requires the sellers’ participation

  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

  • The title company if there are challenges with certificates of occupancy (CO) or other permits

  • The town or municipality if you need to get the COs permits mentioned above

  • The buyer’s buyer in case there are challenges on the house your buyer is selling.

  • Your bank in the case of a short sale

Our team is full of experts with years of experience in the art and the science of these negotiations.  Are you looking for expert negotiators to help you buyer or sell and an experienced professional to guide you through the process?

Contact our team today. Don’t forget to ask for a complimentary market analysis!

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Resource & photo credit: Keeping Current Matters

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