Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Selling Homes For Sale By Owner

Why go through a realtor to sell your home when you can sell it yourself and save thousands of dollars? When you use a realtor to sell your home, you must pay real estate brokerage fees. Instead of paying these fees to someone else you can sell for sale by owner and put these thousands of dollars into your pocket instead of someone else's.

The major reason that people don't sell their homes themselves is because they do not have the time and patience it takes to sell the home. Home sellers find themselves racing for the phone every time it rings because they don't want to miss out on a deal. Selling real estate in Florida can be made easier through use of a for sale by owner, FSBO, website.

How many people do you think will see the for sale by owner ad in your local newspaper? Your ad might reach a hundred possibly a thousand readers, some of which may not be interested in purchasing a home. By posting your home on a FBSO site, your ad reaches thousands of people that ordinarily it wouldn't reach. The extra exposure increases your chances of selling your home.

Too often for sale by owner homes stay on the market for weeks and even months without a single offer. Perhaps the biggest cause of this is a lack of visibility. If people don't know your home is for sale, they won't know to make an offer on it.

Home buyers are increasingly using the internet as their means for purchasing real estate. This creates the perfect opportunity for home buyers to take advantage of the internet for selling their homes. Listing your home on a FSBO site enables you to sell your home quicker than other kinds of real estate listings.

By LaToya Irby

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