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Are You a For Sale by Owner?

real_estate_sign_for_sale_400_wht_1343 copyIf so, you are a brave and courageous soul. By now you realize the endeavor of selling your home by yourself was not just taking on one job but multiple jobs!

You have been a handyman, inspector, price analyst, copy writer, marketer, staging professional, receptionist, host/hostess, sales person, mortgage consultant and bookkeeper all in one!

For Sale By Owners certainly deserve credit for giving it a good try, but if you didn’t succeed, you can pat yourself on the back, because you are not alone.

Statistics show For Sale By Owner sales are dropping, despite all the access to internet lists, etc.

Hiring a Elite Agent saves Both Time and Money!

According to the 2003 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, The typical FSBO home sold for $145,000, compared to $175,000 for a salesperson-assisted home. This means even if a FSBO pays a 6% commission, they will realize $164,500. These statistics are National averages. The same proportions hold true in the Valley.

Just Who are You Opening Your Door Too?

These times are full of easy conveniences and along with these conveniences come a new set of worries. As and Elite Agent, I always confirm the identity of who I am working with. If they don’t share with me, I don’t work with them. I’m not so sure FSBO think of these issues when they open their door to any stranger who calls them. True, not all home shoppers are folks to be wary of, but then how can one tell who is and who isn’t?

I Filter Out the Dreamers and Time Wasters

Buyers are not always buyers, sometimes they are wishfully thinking without any consideration for you or your time. FSBO’s are easy prey for these Wishful Thinkers, because they don’t ask the right questions. As professionals, we don’t put people in our car (nor do most other good Metro Phoenix Arizona Realtors®) until they have proven themselves to be qualified, ready, willing and able to purchase home.

It Takes a Whole Company to Do this Job!

As any experienced FSBO will attest  its not an easy job selling your Metro Phoenix Arizona home alone. After keeping track of the time spent (away from doing the things you want to do) and the amount of money it takes to get the home ready to market it, plus taking into account any false starts and anxious days on end waiting for a decision, a FSBO would be better off delegating the job to those who do it all the time. Putting your home into “the system” is cost effective and safer.

My real estate industry experience and attention to detail on closing homes in this market gives you the power to make informed decisions to ensure your transaction is smooth and successful.

Call me today to schedule my FREE, NO OBLIGATION review of how I will get your home sold for top market value quickly.  Too busy to call?  Email by filling out my quick “Seller Request Form

 

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