Saturday, July 14, 2007

Are you really saving going FSBO?

I'm not going to go into the different studies about whether or not using an agent gets you a better price or not...that data's out there and it's valuable reading. What I'm going to discuss is more the "life" or "stress" costs that both the FSBO and non-lawyer-using property seller faces.

I just have a few real estate transactions going right now where the clients are so stressed out and panicked essentially because it's a lot of work to go FSBO and on the legal side they don't know what they're doing. Sometimes it's a personality thing and if you're sort of edgy/nervous to begin with then you may want to keep the stress down. Particularly if there's both a buy and sale involved...that's double-trouble and I'd bet most real estate lawyers would cut their fee for doing two transactions.

I think it's a great skill (beyond just selling real estate) to know where you're weak and get outside help in those can't be successful doing everything yourself!


At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FSBO services can also help fsbo sellers and buyers to save money. One of the new tools I've recently found is Climate Watch service which allows homebuyers to check what the climate is like in another town or city all year round before they move there.


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