Information and Tips on Selling Your Home Yourself

While the lure of saving the cost of real estate commissions is attractive, owners should evaluate their own marketing skills before attempting the "do-it-yourself" approach. Once you learn all that is involved in the marketing of homes, you may want to rethink that decision.


arrow.png  Acting as your own real estate agent, you will be responsible for the following:

arrow.png  Having the market price of your home evaluated

arrow.png  Design, schedule and post your real estate ads

arrow.png  Screen callers to determine the truly interested parties

arrow.png  Evaluate and pre-qualify potential buyers

arrow.png  Book appointments to meet with clients

arrow.png  Be available to potential buyers to show your home, on their schedule

arrow.png  Be knowledgeable about the legal intricacies of accepting home offers

arrow.png  Fairly and effectively negotiate offers and counter offers.

arrow.png  Be able to accurately execute all legal documentation in a timely fashion


All of these requirements take time and money to execute. You will be responsible for your advertising costs. When it gets down to the legal part of the transaction, chances are you will hire a notary or real estate lawyer for advice or to have them complete that end of the sale. Also consider that the longer your home remains on the market, the more time and money you will be putting into the sale.

It's not a simple process, however if you are convinced you can do it yourself I don't blame you for trying. However if you want an expert with experience working on your behalf, please feel free to contact me at any time.