When it comes to selling your home there are two different roads that you can take. First you can take the most used way, which would be with the Realtors. They have their positive things because they are going to do the work for you. They are going to put your house on the market and show it off to people. They can hold open houses, and they pretty much take care of everything. However, if you are looking to save some money then you may want to go with the FSBO. There are many websites that are out there now that can help you get your house on the market without the help from Realtors. Also, you can set up everything yourself because you do not have to do what the Realtors tell you to do. It seems like they both have their plus sides. now let’s take a look at the bad.
When it comes to down falls,both FSBO and Realtors have their negatives. First, we will start with Realtors. Sure they guys may do everything for you, but it all is going to come as a big cost to you. They are going to get 5 to 6 percent of whatever you make on your house. Now say your house sells for 100,000 dollars, they are getting a good bit of that. However, if you go with FSBO you are going to have to pay to post your house on different sites.
Now only that, but you are also going to have to do everything yourself. Sure they have tools to help you, but you are not gong to have Realtors to handle all the dirty paper work. It’s always nice to know that you do not have to do something by yourself, but doing it this way you are kind of taking a shot in the dark.
So who comes out on top? Well it really depends on what you like. For me it would have to be the Realtors. This is just because it seems like a lot less work to go ahead and pay someone to help you get your house off the market as quickly as possible. However, if you know what you are doing to sell a home then you may think that FSBO is the way to go. By doing it yourself you are saving a lot of money. It is great to save money because then you know longer have to pay the Realtors. So what it comes down to is what you like the most. However, I do think that it is great that we have two different roads to travel down. Sure the FSBO is the less traveled road, but we are starting to see a shift in that.