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For Sale by Owner Advice

Posted by Veronica On December - 7 - 2012

For Sale by Owner For Sale by Owner or FSBO is commonly referred to when a home is sold by the owner without the usage of a real estate agent or broker. The home owner represents themselves and may consult with real estate professionals along with a lawyer, but do not pay a commission for the sale of their home. If you are interested in selling your home and you are the home owner, there are several tips and tricks that will make the process easier. In order to successfully sell your home under a FSBO, it is important to ask advice from friends and family. Have others take a look at the state of your home and ask them what they think could be improved. This will give you amazing insight into how potential buyers will view your home once on the market. The next tip is to not be afraid to spend money on upgrading your home. The reality is that many potential buyers that are looking to purchase a home is interested in an updated home that they do not have to spend a lot of money in upfront. That means that everything in your home should be updated to the specifications of the other homes in the area and even more so, if you want to make a quicker and more profitable sale. Don’t fret about spending money on upgrading anything that seems it doesn’t work properly or efficiently and if you have extra money to spend on painting, carpeting and other vitals within your home, do it, because everything upgraded will add up to a better sale. The technique of home staging is also a great way to engage in a successful FSBO. Place modern furniture and lighting concepts in order to showcase your home to the best of its ability. When you are showing your home to potential buyers, don’t have anyone else in the home, and leave your pets out of the equation all together. Potential buyers want to visualize how your home will be when they live there, and anything that does not make them feel like it could be their home will sway them from purchasing it altogether.

About the Author

As a broker specializing in multi-units and single family homes in Southern Maine, Veronica Schneider joined the real estate industry in August of 2004 bringing with her over eight years of experience in real estate management. You can find Veronica and Green Tree Realty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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