Here’s why going it alone as a home seller is never in your best interest.
No one will argue that selling a home all by yourself without consulting an agent is possible. Of course it’s possible, but think about this way: Could you sell an authentic Picasso at a garage sale? Sure, it’s pretty easy to sell that painting, but the real question is whether you’ll know how to get top dollar for it. There’s a difference between selling something haphazardly and selling it strategically with knowledge of its true value.
Hiring a professional art dealer to help you get massive global exposure for your Picasso might be expensive, but ultimately, you’ll sell it for a lot more money that way. National and even global exposure for your home works similarly in your favor.
Californians, Texans, and Chicagoans are pouring into Colorado, so your home needs to get in front of this growing buyer pool. Do you have a marketing strategy with that kind of reach? Have you built a national network of trusted real estate professionals you can count on to get your listing in front of their buyer clients, who are currently hundreds of miles away from you? Again, you can certainly sell without a solid marketing plan, but your bottom line will take a huge hit.
Also, consider the hassle of selling a home. Negotiating the finer points of a contract, preparing for inspections, and potentially dealing with an appraisal issue can be a nightmare if you don’t have the expertise and resources to lean on.
Sadly, I’ve had so many people come to me and say, “Help! I did a For Sale by Owner and I’m in a contract now. Is there any way I can get out of this?” It’s all too easy to tie up your home in a deal that quickly reveals itself to be against your best interests.
Here’s my simple advice: Avoid getting yourself into a pretty big mess by working with a professional from the start. If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, it’ll always be your best option.
If you’d like to discuss this topic in further detail or have any real estate questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to speak with you.