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Why Selling a House Yourself is a Bad Idea

man in suit covering his face in shame sitting on a front lawn next to a for sale sign If you are selling a house, you should have a realtor. Selling a home yourself is usually a bad idea, and is a plan that can actually cost you money.  Are you an El Paso homeowner who is interested in selling? Then the Brian Burds Home Selling Team can provide you with the help that you need. Together, we’ll find you a great buyer for the right price.

The Big Downsides of Selling a House On Your Own

One major downside to selling a house on your own is that you will get much more limited exposure. You will not have the same large pool of potential buyers that you would have if you worked with a realtor. Realtors list your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS.) This is the gold standard database used by almost everyone who is looking for homes. While you can sometimes pay a fee to get your house on the MLS, the realtors for buyers are also not going to be willing to bring buyers to your house unless you are willing to pay them a commission. You are also better off working with your own realtor who can list your house for you. Your realtor can help you to market your house in the most effective ways possible.

There are also other downsides to selling a house on your own as well. You may not know exactly how to price the home, which means you could sell for less than it is worth or price it too high and have it sitting on the market forever. You may also find that you have a hard time navigating the negotiation process or getting a contract for the sale drawn up. A realtor can take care of all the hard work and technical details for you.a hand with a key handing it over to another hand in front of a new home

Contact a Realtor Today

Anyone looking to sell a home should get help from the Brian Burds Home Selling Team today. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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