Michael Samuels provides legal services to FSBO and other real estate clients in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio.

Is selling your home by yourself practical?

On Behalf of | May 11, 2023 | FSBO

The real estate industry involves different crucial parties, and agents are among them. Selling your home without a real estate agent may seem extraordinary, but many homeowners are gravitating toward that method. For sale by owner (FSBO) has numerous benefits, from saving you from high commissions to controlling the sale process.

Some tips can help you do this without difficulties. They include:

Start early

Since you will be selling the home by yourself, it will help to start early. Realtors are well-connected in the industry – they can sell a home within a short period. Nonetheless, you can also do this, but you may need to put in more effort. For this reason, it will help to start sooner than your planned day to move out.

Be cautious

Scammers have been reported on online listings. Thus, you should assess each offer and interview potential buyers in public settings. Only those who pass your screening process should view your home. It may be best not to include the exact location on the listings.

Be organized

Once you list your home, you may receive many calls and emails from potential buyers. You need to be organized on how to respond to them and when they can visit the house. They may come on different days, or they can view it on the same day. When you are organized, you may not experience the hassle some people go through.

Put your best look forward

You should thoroughly clean your home, preparing it for sale. It may also be best to do needed repairs and a little “staging” so that you show off the homes’ best features to prospective sellers.

You can sell your home by yourself with practical tips. Experienced legal guidance can help you make informed decisions.