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owever, and the first is PRICE.
I worked as a broker for 30 years, and the most interesting thing kept popping up: whenever I discussed listing his property with a For Sale By Owner, every one of them had overpriced his property. Price is what sells homes.
No buyer will pay more for your house, just because you own it, than another home of equal size, amenities, and so forth.
So the first issue you have to deal with is pricing. It seems strange that a FSBO seller would overprice his home, and then expect an unsophisticated buyer to come and buy it. That's a strategy right out of the "Why I need a Realtor" booklet.
If you want to sell your property yourself, YOU HAVE TO PRICE IT RIGHT. End of story.
There are lots of ways to determine value in our market, and the main ones are free.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
1. Zillow.
2. Realtor dot com. They have an extensive database of properties in most areas, and you can use them for free. Just look at what's offered by Realtors in your area.
3. A title company. Most have customer service departments, and although they work mostly with agents, you can call them and ask for a property profile on your house or property.
You can try to use an agent, but I recommend that you "go it alone" if you're going to do so, since most of them will want you to give them a listing.
Consider this:
Agent fees are about 5-6% of the value of the property. For a $300,000 property, that's $15,000 to $18,000. You can save that money if you sell the property yourself.

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