With low inventory and housing prices increasing, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (as an “FSBO”, or “for sale by owner”) without using the services of a real estate professional.
Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and brokering transactions. In most cases, the seller is not. And since the housing crisis of 2007-2009, navigating the process and disclosure requirements have become even more complex.
If you’re a seller and thinking of going it alone, know that your ability to negotiate will determine whether you can get the best deal for you and their family, and protect yourself legally and financially. Continue Reading