should i sell my home myself? should i buy a for sale by owner home?
The answer is ‘it depends.’ Does being scammed out of one of the most expensive items you ever owned, or hundreds of thousands of dollars concern you?
If you were being sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars would you represent yourself in the court room, or would you hire an attorney?
Realtors® offer you professional representation, experience with real estate transactions and they protect you against possible horrific outcomes.
Should You Sell Your Home Yourself?
Should You Sell Your House Yourself?
The answer is – it depends! Selling a house today is complicated. There are many government regulations and time line commitments.
You are about to sell one of the most expensive things you own. Do you really not want a professional to represent you? What if the person buying your home is NOT who they say they are?
People have been losing everything in fraudulent real estate transactions for over 100 years.
If you were being sued for the value of your home would you go to court alone, or would you hire an attorney to represent you?
Did you know that people who sell their homes themselves typically get less than the median price in their area for the homes? In a 2018 Profile by the National Association of Realtors, the average sale price of a For Sale By Owner home was 20% less than similar homes sold by Realtors®. Don’t believe me? Check out this blog by financial guru Dave Ramsey: Blog on FSBO.
Why is this? It’s because people who sell their house on their own do not price their home correctly, and/or they accept a lower offer from a low-ball buyer.
Selling a house is very complicated today, and the possibility of being scammed out of your home and money has never been higher.
You need a professional to represent you and to make sure everything is on the up and up! This is what I provide: Representation – Knowledge – Experience.
Should You Buy a For Sale by Owner Home?
Again, it depends. You are about to make one of the most expensive purchases of your life. What are you doing to protect yourself?
Would you represent yourself in court if you were involved in a very expensive lawsuit that could have huge impacts on you for decades? If the answer is ‘no, I would hire an attorney’ then hire a Realtor® to represent you.
Buying a home in a For Sale By Owner situation can be a good thing, but hiring a real estate agent to represent you with the homeowner is the best choice.
Your Realtor® will protect you, and your money. Your Realtor® will make sure the homeowner is who they say they are and everything will move through a title company to assure everything is on the up and up.
It may cost you a bit of money, but it’s better than you being scammed out of everything you have.
I have had the pleasure of working with Peter Hudson for several years in various capacities and have the utmost respect for him. Peter is extremely professional and is one of the most talented gentlemen I have ever met. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone who is looking to hire someone with impeccable integrity and a wealth of knowledge.
Peter has an eye for detail while maintaining a strategic focus on the big picture. He is extremely professional, punctual, and pleasant to work with. I have always appreciated Peter’s willingness to go above and beyond his job expectations. His ability to bring a team together to focus on a common goal is remarkable. In the time I have worked with Peter I have seen his straightforward style push people to become the best version of themselves.
Peter is an amazingly intelligent professional in sales and marketing. If you choose Peter as your agent he will work incredibly hard, but more importantly, incredibly smart to be your advocate, protect your interests and use many tools. The most important thing about my friend and colleague, who I have known for many years, is that he cares and he uses his expertise to serve his clients.
I had the pleasure of working with Peter and he was extremely professional in working with internal staff and external clients. Peter was a pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgeable in marketing and sales. He took a consultative approach that met or exceeded client expectations and was always quick to respond, helpful and seeking to expand his knowledge to stay on top of market trends.
Our nephew and his wife just closed on a house using Peter Hudson. It was a relief for us that Peter took them under his wing. Peter was caring but firmly guided the couple. Once the house was found Peter, with his expert knowledge and understanding, got them a great price. But, he didn’t stop there he watched
Peter provided professionalism and diligence to every detail necessary for the sale of our Mesa, Az. residence.
If the need is presented again, the choice will be the same.