The Homeowner's Guide to For...
American homeowners saw the real estate landscape change in recent years. Most cities in America have “buyer’s markets,” meaning you may have to go that extra mile if you want to sell your home. This book details each benefit that going FSBO can bring you, and explains how you can accomplish this task while saving money. With the help of this new book and companion CD-ROM, selling your home without a realtor or broker will be fast and easy. In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand book, you will learn the entire “by owner process” from A-Z. You will learn how to set the sales price and how to save the 6 to 8 percent real estate commission, which can add up to thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in savings.
You will learn how to prepare or “stage” your home, have a professional appraisal and home inspection, market, advertise, and show your home, list your home for sale on the Internet, list your home on the Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS), host an open house, and develop and market a fact sheet.
In addition, you will learn about mortgage lenders, home inspectors, title companies, escrow agents, the pros and cons of using a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) service, the legal issues, the biggest mistakes FSBO sellers make and how to avoid them, contracts, legal forms, and check lists (all of which can be found on the companion CD-ROM), and when and how to use a real estate attorney.
This book also includes dozens of resources and information from real estate experts: mortgage planners, attorneys, escrow agents, and realtors were interviewed for this book. In addition, people who have accomplished selling their own homes were interviewed to give inside tips on how to reach this goal. Let this book be your guide through saving money and selling your house the FSBO way.