For Sale by Owner Real Estate Info

In some cases, people think the best idea may be to sell their home themselves. This is usually not a good option. Here is a list of just some of the basics that as your listing agent I will do. Saving money on real estate commissions can cost you a fortune in lost time and lost money for your home. Here are just a few things to consider:

  • Do you have a comparative market analysis for your neighborhood?
  • Do you have an expert price valuation so your home can sell quickly without under-pricing.
  • Do you have a comprehensive marketing campaign in order to receive the highest possible price for your home?
  • Do you have a network of Realtors who have buyers who may be interested in purchasing your home?
  • Do you have access to multiple internet and on-line virtual tour advertising?
  • Do you have proper signage to promote your home and lock box access?
  • Do you have proper legal representation to assure the transaction takes place smoothly?
  • Do you have someone to coordinate showings and other appointments?
  • Do you have someone to conduct, and signage to drive traffic to your open house?
  • Do you have the experience to negotiate what terms and conditions are reasonable?
  • Do you know the differences in contingency, cash, conventional, FHA offers and loans?
  • Do you have access to make-ready and repair contractors?
  • Do you have access to sales contracts and addenda that protect everyones interest?
  • Do you know what will make or break a sales contract?
  • Do you know how to negotiate repairs after the buyers inspection?
  • Do you have the State Mandated Sellers Disclosure to give to all buyers?
  • Do you use an attorney or a title company to handle your closing?
  • Do you know what to do when a contract falls apart?
  • Do you know what Earnest Money is and how it is handled?
  • Do you know what an Option Term is and how Options Fees are handled?

These are just a few items to consider that come to mind about selling relating to items one may encounter selling ones home themself.  Although most sales follow a similar process, however it is the unknown or unexpected that tend to complicate a transaction and possibly crater the sale.

If you are set on selling your home yourself and have a non-represented buyer, I will help facilitate the transaction for a discounted broker fee with the understanding that I will not representing either party in the transaction.

Inretrospect, at the end of a long day at work or missed outing due to a showing that never happens or appointment with out a call, one has to ask, is it really worth it going it on your own?

Contact me today and I can help you sell your home for the most possible money and make sure you have an easy transaction.


If you are considering the sale of your property on your own as a (FSBO) For Sale By Owner in the Travis, Bastrop, Hays, Caldwell and Williamson County areas I can help. There is no obligation and your information will be used exclusively to provide you with professional real estate services.

Please fill out my quick real estate sellers request form and tell me about your property.

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