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Three Things To Consider Before You Decide to Sell Your Home

There will be a certain point in your life that you finally come to the decision that it’s time to sell your home. At this very instant, you have two options on how to do the selling. The first one is to hire a realtor or real estate agent to do the selling for you. But the most obvious drawback is you’ll be paying a commission considering that you are the one selling the property. The second option therefore is to sell your home on your own. Although there quite a few benefits and advantages, the main question about selling your home all by yourself is if you can actually do it.

Now before you begin selling, the one thing you should be completely aware of is that the job is quite complex and will include not just putting out a sign on your lawn or making an online listing. The truth is there are several factors you should be putting some weight on.

1 – Maximum Exposure
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First of all, you have to consider your own ability to spread the word. Do you know where to find people who might be interested and how to target them? It’s no longer a secret that a first-time home seller like you will find it very challenging to be able to find home buyers without any assistance.
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2 – Market Info

There’s another reason why many of those who decide to sell their home opt to hire a seller’s agent and that’s because dealing with a rather complicated real estate market is never a walk in the park. Predicting the trend of the market is virtually impossible and part of it is the correct assessment of your home’s actual value and with reference to the industry’s current trends and direction. Without comprehensive market knowledge, you might end up selling your home for a price that’s substantially lower than its real value. This is a very possible consequence especially for homeowners who are in a hurry to sell their house.

3 – Ability to Negotiate

Not everyone has skills in negotiating. And when it comes to selling your home, you need a lot of it in order to make sure you’re getting the right buying price for your property. If you don’t have it, you’ll find it overwhelming to talk with and negotiate with a buyer’s agent. No one wants to end up selling their home at a hugely discounted price and regret the decision later on.

But then again, we aren’t discouraging you to sell your home without a real estate agent. It’s just that you have to be completely aware on the challenge you’re expected to face.