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The Benefits of Selling Without a Broker


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Each year homeowners who are selling their homes must make the decision of whether they will hire a real estate agent or sell their home privately. More and more homeowners are deciding that the benefits of selling their home without a broker makes sense. There are numerous advantages to selling one's home privately (commonly referred to as “For Sale By Owner or FSBO".

Perhaps the biggest advantage to selling a home privately is the savings you can incur when you can avoid paying a sales commission to the listing agent. As you may already know, real estate agents work on a commission basis. The exact commission that an agent earns varies from one area to another; however, the average in most places is around 6%. This means that if your home sells for $300,000 then you must pay the real estate agent $18,000 when the sale of your home concludes.

Many sellers are also discovering that they like the fact that they are able to maintain complete control over the process of selling their home. When you choose to sell your home privately, you can control the frequency of showing your home. You are also able to maintain control regarding the way in which your home is presented when it is shown. If you want to light the fire in the fireplace, light candles, offer coffee or take any other action to set the right atmosphere, the choice is yours.

The fact that you, as the seller, are the sole expert regarding the topic of your home should not be overlooked either. There is really no one who is more informed regarding your home than you. As a result, you and only you can highlight the benefits and attractions of your home as well as the surrounding neighborhood to the best advantage.

Bill Hansen has spent years assisting people to sell their homes and highly recommends you visit this resource for practical information and great tips to help sell your home without a broker go to:


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