Friday, January 20, 2012

Tips on Getting the Best Result Selling by Owner

Selling a home by owner, FSBO, may seem like a lot of work but in reality it's not. An owner knows more information about a home then any agent would anyway. A traditional listing agent will list you on the MLS, place a yard sign in your front yard, host 1-2 open houses and assist in paperwork. Most sellers are capable and feel comfortable doing this on their own. State laws require a licensed agent to list a property on the MLS therefore giving traditional agents the upper hand.  When analyzing the role of a traditional agent it is hard to justify paying thousands in commissions when you can get the same result listing with MySecretAgent, a top discount broker.

Now, back to the point: Below are some tips on how to get the best result selling your home by owner.

Exposure: If you are selling your home by owner, FSBO, list with the a Flat Fee MLS company that will get you Internet exposure. Listing with MySecretAgent will give all sellers local and National Internet exposure. All listings will be displayed on and more.

Listing Price: Be realistic on the selling priceIt's tough being the seller in a buyer's market. But you can improve your odds with the right research. Call or email MySecretAgent for a FREE CMA. 

Showings: Make sure your home shows well and has a great first impression. Remove the clutter, all rooms have a purpose, etc. Here is an extensive checklist to insure your home is ready to be on the market. 

Preliminary Paperwork: You can set up a preliminary escrow account when you are ready to place your home on the market. This will make the process easier when it is time to negotiate the purchase of your home with the buyers. 

Should you have any more questions on Selling Your Home by Owner, please call or email us. 


  1. Hi,

    Get a feel for their approach and how proactive they'll be in marketing your home. The representation of a realtor comes at a cost, which is generally a commission on the sales price of the property. Thanks a lot...

    Sell By Owner

  2. Selling house is very difficult and selling your house privately is more than that. so you should consult and good agent or you can use some of these tips for selling your house fast.

    Tips for Selling your House