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Can You Represent Me In A For Sale By Owner Situation?

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A homeowner trying to sell his home himself is usually doing so in hopes of saving some money by not paying the listing commission.

Like any other transaction, we can help you negotiate the terms of an offer, order a title commitment, arrange for an inspection and closing. A homeowner will often work with an agent, even though this home is not officially listed if an agent brings him a buyer. If you see a home “For Sale By Owner” and want the advantages of our services and expertise, please allow me to contact the homeowner and set the showing appointment.

Often, sellers feel they will get the most money out of a for sale by the owner because they are not paying commission to a real estate agent. However, these properties typically sell below market rates because they don’t have access to the market trends and don’t have the support of a negotiator. Also, they don’t have as wide-spread of a reach to promote their listing the right pool of buyers. Therefore, a seller puts himself in a less competitive situation likely reducing the home’s selling price because rather than considering multiple offers, there may be only one, which in turn could be great for a buyer.

If you want to try to sell your home as a for sale-by-owner and decide to solicit an agent after testing out the market. Feel free! We understand that you have real estate goals, and our goal is to support you however you decide. If you choose to use a real estate agent to buy but not sell, that is okay! The journey is yours and fully customizable. We hope you will understand the pros and cons of all decisions to be fully satisfied with your choices throughout the real estate selling and buying process.

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