A comprehensive how-to-guide for selling your home without a Broker, written by a Broker
Sell it By Owner and Save
How To Sell By Owner
Sell It By Owner & Save, a comprehensive how to book for selling your home without a Broker, written by a Broker, takes you on a journey into the real world of real estate. You will discover an abundance of insightful, practical and do-able information for selling a home without an agent. This book goes beyond the basics in every realm and guides the reader through the scariest part of selling by owner — the paperwork. Written and devised with the express purpose to save the seller thousands of dollars in commission fees Sell It By Owner & Save explains and illustrates with true to life examples the entire selling process in a language that is comprehensible. The author prepares the seller for an eventual sale, manages to remove the fear of selling by owner, offers encouragement and builds confidence with his win-win commonsense attitude which is clearly evident in his easy to read and unique style of writing. If a second title was possible this book could easily be called, “Everything You Need to Know For Selling Your Home By Owner But Didn’t Know Who or What To Ask.” Included free with each book are ten essential real estate E-forms.
GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES
I believe that since 1985 we have been experiencing a very healthy real estate market. During this growth period there were bad times and good times with high and low peaks. Although these "swings" may not necessarily dictate a long term ‘buyer’ or ‘seller’ market it is important to note, should you try and sell your home by owner during a slower market season (unrelated to summer-winter-spring or fall), that it may take longer to sell. You should always allow ample time to accomplish your goal, and that is to sell your home by-owner and save as much of the commission as possible.
Let us hope we never again experience the recession of 1980-1985. If we do then know this: even then homes were selling, maybe not so fast and maybe not as many, but they were selling and I was still very busy selling homes when prices dropped as much as 10%-20%. Before the recession I was selling around eight to ten homes a month. During the recession I sold three, maybe four a month. During a slow period the by-owner market will also slow down. This does not mean it will be impossible to sell a home but it will be more challenging.
Selling a home by-owner is advantageous in both a good market or not so good market, good times or slow times, primarily because the by-owner seller has everything going for him: Internet exposure, expert advice, flexibility of pricing and incentives, more negotiating power and the ability to be in control.