As with anything in life, there are pros and cons to listing your home with a Realtor versus listing For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Often times, homeowners chose to list their home FSBO because they think it will save them money and time. What homeowners often overlook are the costs associated with listing the property themselves, finding the sweet spot in listing price, the amount of time they will need ton invest in selling their own home, necessary litigation, and the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved in the process, from start to finish.
Marketing a property is costly. Some expenses to consider: signage, flyers, photography, legal advice, home warranty, home inspection, pest inspection, credit report for buyers, and contracts. Of course, the list only goes on from there.
The correct asking price is critical. By underestimating the value of the home, sellers can cheat themselves out of profits. Overestimating can result in a lengthy time on the market.
Time is money. Selling your own home takes time away from your personal and professional commitments. You have to be available whenever someone drives by your property and wants a showing.
Litigation is expensive. Any liability for misrepresentation of the property (even for homes mistakes) falls on the seller.
The paperwork is overwhelming. Correctly handling the paperwork is one of the most difficult tasks for sellers, according to a survey by Realtor.com.
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