Know someone who has their home “For Sale By Owner“? Interesting stats… did you know that 86% of FSBO’s eventually list with a Realtor, and of the 14% that are successful at selling a home by owner they on average get 12-20% LESS money for their home than a Realtor would have. Yikes! Not to mention that 75% of real estate related lawsuits resulted from FSBO related sales…
Further food for thought: If you break your arm, do you set it yourself or go to a pro – the doctor? When saving for retirement, do you stuff money in a shoebox under your bed and hope that works, or do you invest it in an IRA or 401(K) that is professionally managed by a financial advisor? Real estate is the same way. Trying to market, negotiate and sell your biggest financial asset on your own is very risky, at best. Why wouldn’t you hire a pro to sell what is probably your largest financial asset? Maybe some people feel they want to save 6% commission, but they could lose 20% of their equity! Does this make any sense to you?
We commend your efforts to sell your home yourself, but if you are finding the above tasks difficult, we don’t blame you. In a real estate transaction, there are over 180 tasks that are performed. As a for sale by owner, are you willing to do all of these to bring the highest sale price for your home possible? Are you aware of all the current Florida laws and disclosures that are required as they pertain to real estate sales? If not – allow us to present another option.
We are in the Top 1% of all Pinellas County Realtors (there are over 5,000!) and in the Top 100 as well! We specialize in online and offline marketing and expert negotiations to get top dollar for your home. Call us today for a complimentary consultation and find out more about what we do, and what we think your home could sell for in today’s market.