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Why You Shouldn’t FSBO (For Sale by Owner)

Selling a home is not easy. It is the type of task that requires the right decisions to be made in order to ensure the success of you getting the price you want for your home. Many people choose to do away with utilizing the services of a realtor and attempt to sell their home on their own. If you are a resident of Charleston, SC and you are considering selling your home without the assistance of a good realtor, first consider these 3 reasons why selling your home on your own is a bad idea.

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Knowing How Much Your Home is Truly Worth

One important aspect of selling your home is being able to compare what homes in your area have sold for. This will greatly determine the amount of mortgage banks will approve potential buyers for. You want to be sure that you are not overpricing your home in a way that will turn off potential buyers. And on the flip side you do not want to under-price your home and not receive the maximum profit for it. A good realtor will be able to not only research home sales in the neighborhood, but also price your home accurately.

Marketing Your Home

When seeking to purchase a home, potential buyers will search places where there are a wide variety of options in the area they seek. It is said that 90% of potential home buyers utilize the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to search for homes to potentially purchase. Access to the MLS can only be provided through a licensed realtor. Without the MLS, you will only be working with an audience of 10% potential buyers that may or may not be interested in purchasing your home. This would drastically decrease your chances of selling your home in a timely and successful manner. You want and need the MLS service to market your home to as many potential buyers as possible. This will give you a greater chance of selling your home in a timely manner.

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In order for people to see your home, someone has to be available to show it. In order for the home selling process to move forward, there must be someone available to speak with buyer agents, the title company, inspectors, and everyone else involved in the sale of your home. The average person has a job they must be at and will be limited in the times they can achieve all of these tasks. As for a licensed realtor, all of these tasks are their job. They do not need you to show your home, talk to buyer agents and any other tasks that need to be handled. All they need is your permission to act on your behalf. This type of availability will increase your chances of selling your home in a quick and successful way.

Selling Your Home in the Charleston Area

The success of you selling your Charleston home in large part depends greatly on having a good realtor to see you through the process from start to finish. Selling your home on your own will keep you from the great benefits a good realtor can give you in your process. If you’d like to see what we can do for you at Cassina, contact us today! Also, feel free to read our home seller’s eBook:

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