So you’re trying to sell your home yourself as a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). Perhaps you don’t trust real estate agents. Or, maybe you’ve done the math and can’t see giving up 6% of your equity to someone else.
I understand these feelings, believe me. It is understandable that you don’t want to “give away” or “lose” your hard earned equity to commission when you feel like you might be able to keep that money.
However, home owners often under estimate how much time and effort it will take for them to successfully complete a For Sale By Owner in Columbus, Ohio. I hope to shed light on WHY it is in your best interest to list your home with a qualified Realtor, rather than go the FSBO route.
Now, you may want to stop reading after this, but please hear me out. You should know what an experienced Realtor will do to sell your home. If you still decide to sell your home as a For Sale By Owner, at least you’ll have more knowledge of the challenges and pitfalls you will face.
There are many reasons why home owners choose to hire someone to help them sell their home. Here I will detail eleven main reasons to help you decide if getting help from a real estate professional is in your best interest in the end.