Go it alone, or use a REALTOR®?
The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.
Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner,’ they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.
Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home. One misstep and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can come your way.
How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no access to REALTOR.ca or the Multiple Listing...