real estate


Question by  JaneSmith (11)

Can I sell my own home or will I need a real estate agent?

I do not want to pay the fees associated with hiring a real estate agent.


Answer by  Schistosomiasis (61)

Anyone may sell their own home without an agent. However, the paperwork is extensive and complex, and making a mistake can hold up a sale or cause extensive financial problems later.


Answer by  PNE (24)

You can sell your home with an agent or without one. Normally people hire an agent to help them sell their house because agents have good marketing tools at their finger tips that help to draw buyers in.


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

Unbfortunately, it is the law that you must use a real estate agent. However, you can become a real estate agen for free if you call the housing authority.


Answer by  myrlin (73)

You can sell your own house. There are many websites dedicated to this type of arrangement. There is some cost associated with selling your home in this manner, such as attorney fees and publication costs, but not nearly the amount you would have to pay in commission to a realtor.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

"For Sale By Owner" is a popular option that helps keep the sale price down by circumventing agent fees. On the other hand, you need to know what you're doing in terms of all the legal aspects and disclosures that are required by your state. Look to websites and recently published books for hints, tips and advice.


Answer by  GeorgeS58 (121)

You can always sell you own home, but consider that an agent working with a buyer is less likely to show their client a "for sale by owner" property.


Answer by  cynosure (376)

You can sell your own home; you should hire a lawyer to handle the transaction's legal components, but an agent is unnecessary if you can successfully market on your own.

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