Five Reasons Not To Try To Sell Your House Yourself Or Why Not To Do A FSBO

Dated: 08/31/2014

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1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

 You have too many people to negotiate with starting with the buyer who wants the best possible deal.  Or if the buyer has their own agent you are now dealing with an experienced negotiator.  

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers
Recent studies have shown that 92% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 28% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an extensive internet strategy to promote the sale of your home.  What is your strategy?
3. The internet turns up results.
The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.
4. Paperwork.
The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased tremendously as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory.  Are you up on the laws?
5. You will net more proceeds by listing with a Real Estate Agent.
Sellers think they will make more money by saving on paying out commissions.  But statistics show that professional Real Estate Agents can negotiate higher selling prices, often netting the seller more money.  
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Janis St. Onge

I am a certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) who works with first time home-buyers, empty-nesters and investors. Call me today and let me be your eyes and ears in the Charleston tri-cou....

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