For Sale by Owner
When sellers are trying to sell their home themselves, this is known as “For Sale By Owner,” or FSBO. Some people have success selling a home in Calgary, but some do not.
Marketing is one of the many benefits of using a Calgary real estate agent. Using an agent gives your much property much more exposure on the market, than it would if you were trying to sell yourself. I use many tools, when selling my client’s home like the internet, advertising your listing on my own website, as well as realtor.ca. I also share all of my listings on my social media accounts for added exposure.
Another advantage of having a Calgary real estate agent sell your home is having them properly evaluate your home and give an accurate price of the home on the market. The public will see what a most if listed for, but it’s not as easy to know what a home actually sells for. If you’re not using a professional to give you an accurate estimate, you may be losing money.
REALTORS® take part in weekly meeting within their office and can see new listings that have come up, meaning every agent in that room is now exposed to your listing. This is not something you’ll be able to do if you’re trying to sell your home yourself.
Lastly, branding is also very important, and using a REALTOR® can get you lots more attention,
As a buyer, if you see a listing advertised anywhere, don’t hesitate to contact me about the listing. As a Calgary real estate agent, I have the resources and ability to do extra research onthe property you are interested in, as well as being able to contact the seller on your behalf.
Given that the Calgary real estate market is quite large, there are many “For Sale by Owner” homes available. As a buyer you need to be aware of some of the risks that come with buying privately. As the buyer you are the one is making all the risks in this type of transaction, but hiring an agent makes you completely protected from any risk.
It is best to be aware of FSBO’s, as buyers and sellers you are not professionals or knowledgeable about the real estate industry and market, so why not use a Calgary real estate agent and all their experience? As this is the largest investment you will ever make in your life, we believe it is important to work with the best of the best.
As a Calgary real estate expert, I can help you things like your financial options, help you find properties you’re interested in, give you insights on the property and the area you’re looking in, negotiate on your behalf, and closing the sale.
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