FOR SALE BY OWNER | FSBO
Four Experts You Need To Hire
Here are the professionals a home seller needs to hire. You’re not alone when you sell by owner. Just as you would when you sell with an agent, you’ll need to rely on the expertise of these four key experts.
# 1: Home Inspector
Have you ever wondered why two homes, almost identical on the same street sell for varying prices, sometimes significantly different? The answer will surprise you and it all starts with your #1 Pro, your Home Inspector.
A what you ask? A Home Inspector, the first professional to call you say? Why not a real estate agent or property appraiser?
The answer is simple and summed up in one word “MONEY”.
Your Home Inspector sees your property through different experienced eyes, objective and fair. To use the age old adage, an once of prevention is worth a ton of cure, translating into a profitable and happy experience for the seller and buyer.
Your Home Inspector is your #1 person on your Deal Team.
You need a starting point, a term of reference. You owe it to yourself.
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#2: Property Appraiser
Equips you with a current analysis of your home’s value so you can set a reasonable price. A cornerstone for negotiating with buyers, the appraisal provides the most credible evidence of the value of your house.
#3: Real Estate Lawyer
Coaches you through negotiations, acts as counsel.
Reviews your contract for flaws and loopholes.
Provides a checklist of documents required for closing and a timeline
Coordinates the closing with the lender and buyer’s legal representative
#4: Mortgage Lender
Prequalifies buyers so you don’t waste time on those who can’t afford your house. Sort the solid prospects from the tourists by requesting proof that they can afford to buy your house. A security buffer to prevent potential thieves from “casing” your house.
Your privacy and time is important, protect it.
Prepares several financing highlights for your listing sheet, such as estimated monthly payments at current interest rates.
Supplies information about loan programs that might appeal to buyers.
How To Make More Money
Do you want to increase your property value and make more money on your investment? After your Home Inspector Pre-selling Inspection, raise your selling value buy spending a little money on a makeover. Fresh paint goes a long way to brighten a drab room.
Under no circumstances renovate or decorate prior to your Home Inspection otherwise you may find yourself in a renovation money pit. Concealing known flaws will come back to haunt you.
Imagine you want to sell your car. You drive onto the car lot and park beside an identical model, same year, close mileage but the other is faded and never seen a shine nor wax. Which vehicle has better resale value? What will sell first? Who will profit the most?
Curb appeal is the same thing to property sales. A cut and fertilized lawn does wonders. You can never undo a first impression!
Remember, the reason for selling your house is to make money as possible and save on commissions and other fees.
Other Professionals to Consult
- Home Stager
- Interior Decorators