Is it a Good Idea to Sell Your Home Yourself?
Are you thinking about selling your home? Have you been thinking about selling it yourself instead of hiring a real estate agent? There are several advantages of selling your home yourself, but there are disadvantages as well. To make it easier for you to make a decision here's the most important pros and cons below.
The most important PRO for selling your home yourself is MONEY. Selling your home without the help of an agent means more Money in your pocket!
By selling it yourself you save the commissions and fees. We are talking about THOUSANDS of dollars which you would have to pay an agent.
Another advantage is that you are able to decide the times for open houses and showings. It is also completely up to you where and when you want to advertise.
Unlike a real estate agent who is selling many houses, you can focus on YOUR house, because you are only selling your own house. It is obvious that you will have more interest in the sale than an agent.
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Be realistic when making a decision!
Will you drop everything to make a showing?
Do you think you are indeed a good negotiator and can successfully ask for an offer?
Are you 100% sure you are able to close a deal?
Selling a home is a big project! It is not everyone who can take on such a big project and can stay calm and professional when dealing with buyers.
Selling your home is not impossible, but it is a challenge. If this challenge excites you and if you are willing to learn then it is not impossible managing selling your home without the help of an agent. With some know-how and a lot of energy you can sell your house without the help of a real estate agent and save thousands.
So where do you start?
Sit down and start evaluating your house. Finding the right price is the first and most important step when selling your home yourself.
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About the Author: Tony Williams is a lifestyle philosopher, influencer, personal development and business educator. He is also founder for The Lease Collection, which provides Professional Property Management and Tenant Placement Services for multi-unit and residential properties in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. His passion for personal development inspired him to create the Instagram, @Life.Algorithms, which has amassed over 30K followers. Along with his Blog, these platforms are his way of inspiring, motivating, educating and connecting with thoughtful, creative, like-minded and ambitious people just like you.
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