Michael R. Traa
Clients first...it's simple | 858-405-6779 / traa@mTraa.com

For Sale By Owner Info

For Sale By Owner Tips

In some cases, people think the best idea may be to sell their home themselves. This is usually not a good option. Here is a list of just some of the basics that as your listing agent I will do. Saving money on real estate commissions can cost you a fortune in legal fees down the line, not to mention the lost time and possible lost value for your home.
Here are just a few things to consider:
  • You need a comprehensive market analysis – easy enough I will give you one.
  • You need a price valuation so you can sell quickly, without underpricing.
  • You need a comprehensive marketing campaign in order to receive the highest possible price - this is where an agent comes in handy.
  • You need to network with other agents, who have buyers, who may be interested in purchasing your property. Now this is going to be hard, not being in the industry.
  • You need to spend money on marketing, including the creation of print and Internet advertising, video's and photo's to just name a few.
  • You need proper signage to promote your sale. This is starting to get complicated.
  • You need the proper legal representation to assure the transaction takes place smoothly, which you could hire.
  • You need someone to coordinate showings and other appointments, just takes your time.
  • You need someone to conduct and drive traffic to your open house, which is harder to do without being in the industry.
  • You need an experienced negotiator, who knows what is reasonable and what is not.
  • You need an expert who understands contingencies and I guess you could just hire a transaction coordinator.
  • You need to pay a commission to the buyer’s agent, if you want them to show your property to clients.
  • Most of all you don't want to be sued for making a mistake. 
  • Without an agent, you don't have access to the MLS which is your strongest sales tool - hands down.  This is reason enough, as it gets you the exposure you need for a sale at the highest value and shortest amount of time on the market.  Be it in Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Encinitas, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Leucadia or any markets in San Diego.
  • Seems in the end it would just make more sense to hire me??

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Thinking about selling your Cardiff By the Sea or Encinitas property? Do you have a Leucadia or Carlsbad home you are considering selling or for that any place in San Diego? I can help and the cost will be in line with the service, please just fill out my quick real estate sellers request form. There is no obligation.  
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