November 10th, 2010 9:29 PM by Wendy Thomas
When sellers start to talk about selling their houses, a lot of them think about selling it themselves first. Should you sell your house yourself? Or should you call a Realtor to help you? There are a lot of things to consider when making your decision...
The biggest reason that sellers will consider selling on their own-- they haven't been in the house long enough to build up equity, or they financed too much compared to what the house is worth. If this is the case, the seller knows that if they pay a Realtor commission, they'll most likely need to come up with cash at closing.
Other sellers may not be in a hurry, and may want to see what they can do on their own prior to calling an agent.
Some things to consider when selling your house yourself:
Those are just a few.
Why should you use an agent? Consider reading this take on why you should use a Realtor: http://www.buy-and-sell-house-fast.com/sell-house/sell-your-house-yourself.shtml It's a great article with many good points.
Some reasons to hire a Realtor include:
There are many reasons to use a Realtor to sell your house. There are also many reasons that selling your house on your own may be right for you. If you wish to talk about the right option for you, call or email me! I'll be happy to help you determine what's best for you!