What's the worst thing that can happen if I try to sell my home myself?
Absolutely Nothing... No buyers!! No sale!!
You will have lots of things to do, however. People you don't know will be knocking at your door, at all times during the day and sometimes into the night, wanting to see your home. Most will be lookers, some will be buyers looking for a deal because it's "For Sale By Owner", and one or two may act like serious buyers, but can they actually buy.
You'll be answering the door at all hours to strangers who saw your sign, ignored the By Appointment Only request, and want to see your house right now. You'll wonder whether you can trust the couple who enter your home.
And of course you'll be busy trying to figure out all the legal requirements for selling a home in British Columbia, coordinating home inspections for insects, electrical, plumbing, structure, etc, preparing a complete disclosure form, following up with inquiries, and a hundred other necessary details.
Sure it's a lot of headaches, but think of the money you'll save!
If you can't handle all the details of a real estate transaction, don't have time, or don't know how, the For Sale By Owner route may not be for you. Consider what a real estate professional can do for you:
- Prepare ads
- Determine a competitive price for your home
- Market your home effectively
- Place your home in the Multiple Listing Service (where most homes get sold)
- Take calls from prospects, find qualified buyers, make appointments, and show the home
- Negotiate the offer
- Help write the sales contract
- Make sure all the necessary documents are prepared
- And a lot more
Free Homeseller's Report Now Available
Whether or not you decide to use a real estate agent, you can now get a free report that helps you through the homeselling process. Before you put your home on the market, read this report. It will save you countless hours of frustration.