Have you heard the advice “You can get rid of the broker, but you cannot get rid of the broker’s work”? It is not easy to sell your house on your own. It requires time to study the requirements, understand your legal obligations and do the work that a REALTOR® is trained to do.
For most of us, our real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments we experience in a lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $150,000.00. Be very careful that you have studied the process and know how to protect yourself as you do the work of a professional.
Here are a few cautions for you:
- Show your house only to those with whom you’ve made a prior appointment and that you have confirmed by telephone. This step is for your personal safety.
- Be sure you get an appraisal done by an experienced appraiser who will give you a written appraisal. This will help you price your house appropriately as well as give you a good bargaining position during contract negotiations.
- Don’t rush into a contract until you’ve determined that the Buyer is pre-qualified for their loan. You don’t want to enter in to a contract and tie up the property with a Buyer who may not be able to perform.
- Be sure you know your legal obligations and follow through with them correctly.
We offer you a short booklet with additional information to assist you with your Sale. Information included relates to:
- Tips on How to Price Your Home
- Open House Tips
- 17 Service Providers You’ll Need When You Sell
- 6 Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home
- Is Your Buyer Qualified?
E-mail Mike to request the booklet, free to you.