If you’re like many people considering selling your North Florida land or home, you may have explored the option of doing it yourself.
While some people can successfully move a “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, it isn’t the right choice for everyone.
What’s Involved in Selling a Home?
As you may have guessed, there’s more to selling a home than putting a “For Sale” signing in the front yard. In fact, in order to sell a home quickly and at the right price, you need to do several things, including:
- Determine nearby home values
- Find the right listing price
- Advertise your home
- Prepare disclosure and other forms and documents
- Place an ad on the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS
- Arrange showings
- Hold open houses (in some cases)
- Negotiate with the buyer’s agent
- Coordinate with the buyer’s agent
- Receive offers and hold money in escrow
While selling your home yourself will save you money in commissions, it requires you to do with all of these things (and a few more). You’ll have to know the legal rules that govern real estate transactions in Florida, because a mistake could end up costing you more than money.
Why Choose a Realtor®?
Statistics show that about 92 percent of buyers look online for homes for sale. A talented Realtor will be able to advertise your home online through major websites, as well as on the MLS.
According to the most recent statistics, buyers purchase homes after finding them:
- On the Internet (43 percent)
- A yard sign (9 percent)
- Newspaper classified ads (1 percent)
Because industry disclosures and regulations have become more complicated over the years, the percent of people selling their own homes has dropped dramatically.
Are You Selling Your Land or House in North Florida?
If you’re selling land or a home in North Florida, we can help.
Call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online. We can market your home and get in front of the right buyers so you can sell it quickly and at the right price.