Selling Your House Guide From Valentine Dream Homes Group

6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner , or FSBO , please consider the following: 1. Your Safety Is a Priority During this pandemic, your family’s safety comes first. When you FSBO, it is incredibly difficult to control entry into your home. A real estate professional will have the proper protocols in place to protect not only your belongings, but your family’s health and well-being too. From regulating the number of people in your home at one time to ensuring proper sanitization during and after a showing, and even facilitating virtual tours for buyers, agents are equipped to follow the latest industry standards recommended by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help protect you and your family. 2. A Powerful Online Strategy Is a Must to Attract a Buyer Recent studies from NAR have shown that, even before COVID-19, the first step 44% of all buyers took when looking for a home was to search online. Throughout the process, that number jumped to 93%. Today, those numbers have grown exponentially. Most real estate agents have developed a strong Internet and social media strategy to promote the sale of your house. Have you? 3. There Are Too Many Negotiations Here are just a few of the people you’ll need to negotiate with if you decide to FSBO: • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interest of the buyer • The inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find challenges with the house • The appraiser, if there is a question of value 13

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