Making the decision to sell your home is a big one and requires a lot of planning. Perhaps you are considering the option of selling without the help of a real estate agent. This is something that often appeals to homeowners because it could save them a lot of money, however, before you decide to do this, here are a few factors to take into consideration:

Even if you do not want to use a real estate agent you can learn a lot from them. For example, a realtor knows the market very well and is aware of how much money properties go for. Although you may want to sell your home for a certain amount, is that what similar houses are going for in your area? You would not want to waste your time asking for an unreasonable amount of money for your home.

Another area you will need to be very well acquainted with is the legal requirements of selling a home. It’s important to find out what type of contracts you will need as well as the many other rules and regulations associated with selling a property. If this is something you have researched ahead of time you will feel a lot more confident about selling your home.

Don’t skip on the important things just to save a little more money. One area that crucial to a successful sale is to get a pre-listing inspection. This will alert you to any problems with your home that could affect its sale.

Yes, you can make a success of selling your own home but do your research and be prepared well ahead of time. If you would like to learn more about pre-listing inspections, please feel free to contact us.

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