5 Reasons to Sell Your Home For Sale By Owner

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Selling your Home FSBO is a Smart Decision

Selling your own real estate property is a great way to save money and take charge of your own sales transaction. With support services like FSBO Virginia providing you the answers you need, it’s easier than you might think.  With step by step instructions and assistance where you need it, you’ll save a lot of money on commissions. If you trust your own ability to follow directions, you can be a confident seller and get the deal done with a little help from our low cost flat fee MLS listing service.

Selling your home or investment property by yourself may seem like a tall order. With some support and advice, it’s actually easier than you think. In order to be successful as an FSBO seller, you’ll need to get a little education about the process and be willing to roll up your sleeves and get to work. The rewards are worth the effort. Many of our clients use the process multiple times, saving thousands of dollars of real estate agent commission with each transaction.

If you’re willing to do some of the work, a for sale by owner MLS listing service may be all you need to sell your home and save the 3% sales agent commission, or more if you also have an FSBO buyer. Here are five key benefits to selling your home For Sale By Owner:

5 Benefits to Selling your Property FSBO

1 Save Thousands on Seller Real Estate Agent Commissions

FSBO has two ways to win: a direct sale where you pay no commission, and the buyer agent-only sale where you pay a commission only to the buyer’s real estate agent. Home buyers interested in buying an FSBO home search our listings. These buyers may not use a buyer’s agent, so you completely avoid the traditional 6% sales commission. If your home is purchased by a buyer with an agent, you pay only the 3% buyer agent commission (or less if you can negotiate it, although we recommend paying the 3%), not the full 6%.  Either way, you save lots of money in the transaction.

2 FSBO FLAT Fee MLS Listing will Put Your Property in Front of Potential Buyers

When you sell FSBO you will want a Flat Fee MLS listing. This means your home is listed in the official realtor owned MLS database used by realtors and real estate agents, and it is displayed to potential buyers through real estate listing services like Zillow, Trulia and Redfin. Your home’s listing will be seen by thousands of agents and buyers. Because we are a licensed realtor and can list your property, you get the same visibility as a seller paying a real estate agent but for our low flat fee and you don’t have to pay the traditional 3% sales agent commission.

3 Use a Service that Provides Help Along the Way

Not all FSBO home sellers understand real estate terms, or know how to write a counter offer or correctly fill out a sales contract. Not everyone wants to negotiate with the potential buyer. Our packages and add-ons let you get help where you need it, and DIY the rest, still paying far less than if you were paying a real estate agent.

4 You’re Not on Your Own — You’re Just In Control

When you get FSBO sale help, you can get a marketing package that includes the MLS listing, professionally installed signage, a lockbox and more. Our service also provides countering and negotiation with the buyer agent (alone, you are at a disadvantage since the buyer agent is looking out for the buyer) as well as offer preparation when your buyer comes in For Sale By Owner (without an agent),and contract to closing support. No one knows your home better than you. With FSBO, your tasks will include providing photos that highlight the home’s best features. You answer questions from realtors, and set up home showing appointments with agents and their buyers (unless you have our full service package which includes the showing service). Control the price and the process so you can sell as fast as you want. We are behind you all the way to support you throughout.

5 Why use gotoFSBO.com, to sell in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area?

When you work with gotofsbo.com to sell in Virginia, Maryland or DC, you are working with an experienced local company.  We aren’t some distant referral company. We are the #1 FSBO website and Flat Rate MLS service provider in Virginia. We know the local market well. We have been helping people sell their property FSBO in the area since 1994. Our realtor, Debbie Crevier-Kent is a member of the realtor Multi-Million Dollar Club.  She was nominated and recognized as a Top Realtor in 2015, 2016,2017, and 2018.

We provide assistance throughout the process, from beginning to end. We want your sale to be successful, so we have created a range of affordable packages that provide everything you need to sell your property and save big money on sales commissions.

Selling your Property FSBO Just Makes Sense

Selling your property FSBO can help you save a lot of money on your real estate transaction. With a good flat fee MLS service behind you, you will get instructions and support along the way. Just be ready to put some time and thought into preparing and photographing your home, then follow the process step by step, asking for advice where you need it. Before you know it, you’ll have completed your first FSBO sale.

Author: Debbie Kent

Debbie Crevier-Kent began her career as a licensed Real Estate agent. Seeing the need for lower real estate selling costs, she created easy to use FSBO service packages, starting GoToFSBO.com in 1994. Ms. Crevier-Kent is a member FlatFeeGroup.com, Homesbyowner.com and FSBOpublishers.org and a member or NAR, NVAR, REIN, BRIGHT, WAAR, and CAAR

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