FOR SALE BY OWNER IN VENICE FL
In a hot market with low inventory, it can be tempting to go FSBO and try to sell your Venice FL real estate by owner.
According to the National Association of Realtors, a whopping 94% of home buyers use the internet to start their property search.
Is your home listed on over 900 real estate and real estate-related websites?
Is it priced properly? Zillow "zestimates" can be off by 20% or more, and listing along side other for sale by owner properties may negatively affect your home's selling price.
Let's talk about putting your home on the market and how my experience and the power of Berkshire Hathaway will work for you.
When you get to the home inspection, how do you negotiate a torn screen or aluminum wiring at your electrical panel?
Who is going to hold the escrow (earnest money) deposit?
Have you disclosed all known defects in your home to the potential buyer, in writing?
These are just a few of the common issues you may experience by trying to sell your home yourself. More than ever you need an experienced Realtor to guide you.
Don't underestimate the amount of time you will invest when you sell your home as a for sale by owner.
The nature of our real estate market is that most buyers come from out of town. Those buyers are typically in the local area for a limited time. Can you be available to show your home on short notice?
How will you screen or pre-qualify a stranger that wants to see your home? Do you want to show your home only to find out the buyer hasn't gotten mortgage approval, or hasn't sold their current residence yet?
Buyers have access to a lot of information online. More information results in more buyers with more questions. They have become extremely cautious when making a decision on which home to purchase.
As a home seller, you'll get a lot of buyers looking at your property, but they are most likely going to rely on the services of a Realtor to help them answer their many questions and make sure their interests are protected.
If you still don't want to list your home with a Realtor, you should be willing to work with a buyer's agent.
"I know a good agent when I see one, and David is one of those agents. I recommend him to anyone in Venice."
Nanette P., Connecticut