Do you need a real estate agent?
The truth of the matter is that real estate agents sell more homes.
Many people have, however, had tremendous success
selling on their own...
Selling your home on your own requires skill, knowledge,
patience and time.
Did I mention the most important
attribute of all? Common sense. If you have these
at your disposal you are well on your way to a successful
In today's marketplace many people simply cannot afford
to hire a real estate agent. The mere fact is that
for every dollar you decrease your selling price you
increase the number of qualified buying prospects.
I certainly can understand why it would be in your
best advantage to try and sell your home on your own.
The most important characteristic feature of a successful
agent is common sense--that and a telephone will get
you a long way!
The information you need to adequately market your
home is available right under your nose. Compiling
this data to arrive at an asking price is the most
important part to get you going in the right direction.
An overpriced home simply will not sell. Underpricing
your home could mean too little profit for you--so
Other pricing considerations include the reason
for the sale in the first place, repairs that need
to be made, condition of the property and the time
frame with which you have to work.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes
to making the decision on whether or not you are able
to sell your home on your own.
If you are already
puzzled and discouraged I strongly suggest you put
down the calculator and pick up the phone--call a
local real estate and let them go to work for you.
Taken from Diane Wilson's article. Diane is full
time Real Author.