There's more to selling your home than just putting a 'For Sale' sign in your yard. But, you probably already know that. And, we must admit, that people really do sell their homes sometimes without the professional help of a Realtor.
We at CENTURY 21 Lois Lauer Realty sales team understand this and are willing to help you in your efforts. The only thing we request is that, if you do reach the point where you need to hire a Realtor, you'll give us a call so that we can talk.
The first thing we can help with is a professional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This will help you properly price your home, which is essential in attracting buyers. Buyers looking at For Sale By Owners, like all buyers, comparison shop homes and are on top of market values.
We will also provide you with the necessary disclosures that are required by law, even if you are selling your home yourself. The first is the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement that has questions to be answered about the condition of your home. This form must be reviewed by the buyer and will become part of your contract. By law, this must be completed.
The second form is the Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form, required for homes built before 1978. This form is also required by law.
There may be many questions you have about these forms or other areas of the selling process. Feel free to call us (no charge or obligation) to discuss these. There are a lot of legal issues to be considered and mistakes can be costly. Please call if you are unsure of anything.
As you have Open Houses and tour prospects through your home you'll probably feel exhilarated by the fact that everyone seems to love your home. Many probably will. Even if your home is not just right for them, they will not want to insult you.