USE REALTOR NOW or LATER?
Some people try selling their home by themselves for a TRIAL period and regret it. Read on.....
Robert Irwin is an accomplished real estate expert and author and former Broker. Chris owns 10 of his works and has learned much from them. Just look over some of his four dozen books at the private LANDLORD AGENCY. Mr Irwin is author of The For Sale by Owner Kit where he says "I always recommend trying a fizzbo before listing with an agent. Hang a sign out front for 30 days and see what happens. The guy next door may want it".
JUST ONE EXPERIENCE FROM CHRIS: Years ago, Chris would recommend this to friends and family, until his friend got badly injured. His friend who wanted to list with an agent, at Chris's insistance, put up a FSBO sign, just to make a "trial run". And after 30 days with not one visitor, he listed it in MLS with an agent.
A couple across town found out (because it was in MLS) about it being for sale and said "John we have been admiring your house on the water for years. We wish we would have known it was for sale. We just purchased an MLS house through our Agent." It took John 9 mounths to find a buyer.
What Chris learned was, for every single day that your home-for-sale is not given full and complete exposure to the market place of buyers, you may be missing a one and only buyer for your home.