Some of the questions we get when approaching FSBO sellers, those homes in The Santa Clarita Valley cities that are posted as ‘For Sale by Owner’, are interesting.
Most have to do with the “type of paperwork” needed to be completed to best protect, themselves, as the seller.
The first is to find a Good Escrow office or officer. They should be your first stop when wanting to sell your Santa Clarita Valley home yourself.
They will have introductions to Title Officers that work for the prominent Title Insurance Companies, Pest Control and Termite Inspectors, amongst other service providers. http://realtor.paris911.com/what-is-title-insurance-necessary-in-the-santa-clarita-real-estate-world/
While I would not try a legal case that was placed against me, I so get the FSBO seller as I also get those that represent themselves in court.
After you find a good Escrow officer that works within the City where your real estate is located, the next thing to do is find out what types of homes are selling and with or without what upgrades. Paris911.com/escrow
Locating your competition is also another thing you are going to want to do. Getting inside of the other homes that are for sale in your neighborhood, and finding out what they have or don’t have reference to your home, in very important. Pars911.com/mls
Setting a price is also an important factor and should not be left to your competition. You should also not rely on a computer’s algorithym to give you how much your home should be sold for or how much it’s worth. Paris911.com/homevalues
How much are you planning to spend on advertising? What about a Sign, should you have one installed after you purchase one or not? Flyers maybe a good option to give more exposure for the home you are wanting to sell. Have you considered mailers to your neighbors? What about Open Houses – what’s the best ways to advertise those? Not just advertised by Sign I assure you! SantaClaritaOpenHouses.com
On-line marketing of the real estate you are going to sell yourself? That’s an entirely different animal. Where should you advertise your home? FSBO websites? What about with the big Real Estate Syndication Websites? Paris911.com/ListingPresentation
Commission offered? If you are a For Sale by Owner seller, then you don’t want to line the pockets of a single Real estate agent. You are “dead set against them” and what they stand for.
However, what if you have a Realtor bring you a buyer. Are you going to pay them or compensate them? Most Buyers know the value of having their very own real estate representative, they may flip the bill for their agent representing them. If that is the case, and if it doesn’t cost you anything, will you allow it?
It could be you don’t want any Realtor(s) meddling in your affairs. I get that, but you may able to turn that negative around into a positive. You maybe able to get that Buyers Agent to represent you in the sale of your home at the buyers expense.
While this is a stretch, it could be worth a try. Be safe – search well and thanks for watching!!! This REMAX of Valencia CA presentation.