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For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents’ commission.

6% may not sound like a lot, but it can add up, especially on more expensive homes. But before you run off and decide to sell your home FSBO, you must remember that to get a savings like that, there must be a cost. So what’s the catch? Selling FSBO is hard. A lot harder.

Only about 10% of sellers that decide to do FSBO are successful at it. And not all of them end up saving themselves money. FSBO sellers often end up accepting a lower price for their home than they would with an agent.

There are of course other issues as well. Can you afford to make selling your home your full-time job? Because for a lot of FSBO sellers, that’s exactly what it is. Do you have the time and capital to spend on the marketing, advertising, inspections, paperwork, phone calls, showings, and problems that come up when any home is sold?

Selling with a professional agent also has other advantages. An agent can get your home listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and other popular websites where not only homebuyers but also other agents can easily find it. Professional real estate agents also have an extensive network that allows them to more easily find a buyer.

So before you decide to sell your home yourself, thoughtfully consider just how much time and effort you can spare for selling your home, as well as how important it is that your home sell sooner rather than later.

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Carola Dauchert, Realtor Broker/Owner
Carola Dauchert Real Estate
1203 N. Fant St.
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864-226-5473

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Anderson, SC and surrounding areas
Lake Hartwell & Lake Keowee
 

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Carola provided professionalism and kindness through the entire process. We chose Carola due to the many "sold" signs on her listings in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend Carola to anyone who asked if I knew someone that would be a joy to work with and would get the property sold in a timely manner! Becky Lynch
Carola helped me when I was looking to lease office space in Anderson, SC. She showed me several properties and offered lots of options. She took the time to answer all my questions and educated me during the process. Ultimately, I found a property to purchase and she helped with the negotiations, getting me the best price available. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the upstate of South Carolina. sbmesaros
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