I see that you're thinking FSBO - if I have a buyer whose profile matches what you're selling, and I see your property for sale somewhere so I know about it, I'll call to see if you'll pay a commission to a broker who brings you a buyer...
That's IF I know about it - so make sure you get it out there!
Working as a Realtor in Chicago and the North Shore is a full-time job, one that I take very seriously.
There are several online real estate listing sites you will want to be on in addition to Trulia. The nice part about listing with a Realtor who puts the property on the MLS and has a solid marketing plan is that you can be comfortable knowing that your listing is everywhere it needs to be, and anyone who is looking for what you have to sell will find it. In addition to Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com there's also Redfin, Oodle, Hotpads, Homefinder, HomeSnap, Movoto and MORE! You'll want a QR code link to your Single Property Website and a Text Code for the link as well. On your website you will want to include professional photos, a floorplan, and links to your virtual tour and your narrated tour...
A professional, full-time Realtor relies on effective marketing to earn their living selling homes for the highest possible price in the least possible amount of time.
There are all sorts of Realtor personalities out there - I suggest you speak to several and when you find one that you feel comfortable working with - put your effort into following the agent's advice so you can get your place sold and move on!
Nice to meet you. No you do not have to be an agent in order to list your home for sale on Trulia. There are many for sale by owner sites you can use that will help you. I have a list specifically for properties in IL in case you need them.
You many still want to interview a few agents as part of your plan to sell your home. You would be surprised as to how much value (not to mention how much more money) a real estate agent can bring to the table.
All the best to you!
Prime Partners @ Keller Williams Realty
Just a thought!