Selling your own home may appear to be a great option, especially when you think of all the money you’d save by not having a real estate agent. Maybe you also like the thought of being in control of the whole selling process, and not thinking about whether your agent has your best interests at heart.
This process is much harder than it seems though, and there are a lot of factors that you need to take into consideration. Here are just a few of them:
It’s very probable that you may not have any experience in the real estate field. This will mean that you will have to do a lot of research in order to make a success of it. Be very prepared for this.
A buyer might find it more comfortable to deal with a real estate agent, and might be reluctant to deal with the seller directly.
A real estate agent knows their market well, and are aware of the price a home can get in the area. You may think your home is worth a certain amount of money, and while trying to sell it for that amount, could possibly waste a lot of time.
Real estate agents also know not to cut corners when it comes to important issues, for example, they know the importance of getting a home inspection done by a certified professional.
They know all the rules and regulations that come with selling a property, as well as what types of agreements must be signed. If you want to sell your own home, be prepared to do a lot of work to find all these things out for yourself. Make sure to do your research.
So as we can see, while selling your own home can be a good option, that could save you money, it is very important to know all you can. That is why we are also here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, your local Internachi Certified Home Inspector.