Hey homeowner, are you thinking about selling your home FSBO and doing it on your own? If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners just like you do it all the time. Some successfully and some, well, unfortunately not so successfully. Hi, my name is Rich Barnes, owner, broker of Realty Experts in West Allis, Wisconsin, 53214. And I’m going to share with you the benefits of both selling your home FSBO and selling with a professional realtor. Most for FSBOs make the decision to do it themselves because they want to save money. But what they may not realize is that it could cost themselves more money. Here are tips that may help you come to the realization, why selling on your own versus selling with a professional is a better idea. Number one, you’re in control. You get to decide the price, what gets repaired, who comes to view your home, and who buys it. Not to mention, you get to do all the paperwork, the contracts, the disclosures. You need to make sure you don’t get sued and hire the appraiser, the title companies, the inspectors, and the list goes on. And answer a constantly ringing phone. Tip number two, use your skills. Maybe you are a seasoned marketer, negotiator, salesperson, or have a keen eye with contracts. This is your chance to use your skills to shine. Tip number three, time. Selling takes time and has a long list of responsibilities, but you have the time and the patience to do what it takes to sell your home FSBO. Now, let me list a few pros to hiring a professional realtor. Tip number one, they help price your home to sell. They know the marketplace, they do their research and they price it accordingly. They take into consideration things like the absorption rate, the market climate, and a lot of other variables that are important in pricing. Tip number two, agents use their commission to market your home. They take professional photography and advertise. Digital marketing is essential because you’ll maximize your exposure while inevitably you will get the best price and terms for your home. Tip number three, professional agents are experts in their field. They handle calls from potential buyers, qualify the buyers, answer questions from both buyers and sellers. They negotiate terms, price, handle the paperwork, the contracts, disclosures, and secure the safety of your home by only allowing qualified buyers to view your home. They also split their commission with the agent who brings the qualified buyer. These are just some of the pros to selling your home on your own or with an agent. So if you’re on the fence about selling it on your own or hiring a professional, call us today or click the link below and we’ll be happy to help you make an informed decision with no pressure. The decision is yours. Again, this is Rich Barnes with Realty Experts. And as always, you can relyonrich.com. Thanks and you have a great day.