May. 31, 2018

Leon Springs Community News - June 2018

Thinking About Selling Without a Realtor?  Here’s Why You Shouldn’t!

Considering selling your home on your own?  Consider this:

Paperwork!  A ton of paperwork.  It’s more than downloading forms and filling in the blanks.  There are disclosures, surveys, marketing copy, photos, appraisals…and on and on.  Did you know that you can be held liable for known and undisclosed defects as the seller of a home?  Don’t lose the advantage that an agent brings to the table in paperwork knowledge alone. 

Price Setting!  Price it too high and it sets on the market.  Price it too low - and you have left money on the negotiating table.  How do you set the price, analyze the market, and know that you have received a fair offer?  Do you have the tools to do it right?

Staging, Marketing and Showing!  What are the best ways to stage for a successful sale?  Can you take photos and market them across various platforms to entice buyers to request a showing?  How are you going to safely perform showings?  Do you plan on ‘hanging around’?  Do you have time to do it? 

Buyers use Buyer’s Agents.  How are you going to get THEM to show YOUR home to THEIR clients?  A Buyer’s Agent sees a FSBO listing as a risky proposition and double the work.  They can’t count on their standard commission – and they often end up ‘playing’ agent for both parties at a reduced rate.  That’s NOT much of an incentive to show YOUR home to THEIR clients.

Realtors bring Knowledge and Experience in Marketing, Negotiation, Inspection and Repairs, Transactions and Closings!  Don’t let uninformed decisions cost you more money than an agent would have in the first place!  Hire a Realtor to protect YOUR interests! 

Don’t forget to give me a call if you are in the market to buy or sell!

Gina M. Sohmer, is a veteran, a 2nd-Generation REALTOR®, a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, a Seller’s Representative Specialist, an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and a member of the Phyllis Browning Company.  Reach her at or (210) 608-0650.

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