Anyone that has had to place their house on the market or has gone through the process of selling their home knows it can often be a difficult and time consuming process, and that's with having an agent handling the sale. Even when things so smoothly, there are many issues to consider and many steps that have to be taken. However, many people, mostly those who are going through it for the first time, believe they can sell their home on their own, foregoing the use of an agent. The FSBO (For Sale By Owner) transaction often leads to delayed sales (if any) and more trouble than ever imagined. Below are some important issues to be considered before making the decision to sell your house on your own.
The spring real estate market is generally a busy time for buyers, sellers, real estate agents and lenders. So as not to get lost in the shuffle and miss out on your dream home, prepare for the frenzy and know what to expect… and when to expect it. Preparing yourself ahead of time might make a big difference in whether or not you are able to be the first to make an offer on your dream home, or if you find that someone else has beat you to it.
Whether your planning on renovating a newly purchased home or updating your family home, making sure you have a realistic and detailed budget is key. A well-planned budget to follow and modify as needed should be established before any purchases are made or contractors are hired.
The short answer to this question is YES, you should.
Though you might feel as if you have enough knowledge about real estate and can find information you need by doing research, there are many reasons to hire your own agent.
There is a common misconception that those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) do not qualify for home ownership. Fortunately for them, this notion is just not true. While there might be more steps involved and more paperwork to complete, those on SSDI often have the same chances at becoming a homeowner as anyone else. Below we will highlight what people on SSDI need to be aware of and what is available to them.