Love Tim's answer LOL!
Here are mine:
1) I only need a fair market value offer, PLUS
2) A replacement home with comparable amenities (high walkability score, great in-town location, updated interior and nicer finishes, etc.)
Hey, I guess I only need two things....!
But in Denver right now inventory is so low, folks should understand that an exact lateral-type move may not be as likely or make as much sense as a move-down or move-up. The good news is there are options out there with just a little compromise.
The interest rates being what they are now create a win-win all around, for example, Buyers moving up can get a lot for their money in an appreciating market and still get a loan at historical record lows (in the 4-4.5% range depending on credit scores, etc.) That means more value for the money here in Denver!... more
I do think that some people are quite adept at selling FSBO, and I'd rather they do that than ask me to reduce my commission by a ridiculous amount. So here's what you need to ask yourself first:
1. How much of my time and resources ($$) am I willing to put toward marketing my house?
2. How much liability am I willing to accept during the legal transaction?
3. What is the Salida market like and how much hard data do I have? (not, my neighbor put a sign in the yard and sold in three days)
4. Would you do your own root canal?
If you feel good about your answers, I'd suggest spending some time in Barnes & Noble looking through the real estate books. There are many written about FSBO (because you can make money denouncing real estate agents) and some of them are quite good. I've done this myself, to see what is logical and what is just huffing and puffing.
Find the book that fits your style and makes you feel comfortable with the process. And if you're not going to pay a Realtor, GET AN ATTORNEY to review the contracts.
I wonder what you do for a living... I think I'll do that too. --I know I'm being snarky, but it's kind of an exhausting question when you work very hard and help a lot of people through a difficult transaction. That said, there are those who are quite capable of selling their own homes.... more