FYI concerned about you FSBO, did you realize if you don't comply with ALL the laws for the State of Texas for selling a property you can get sued. There are many people your seek FSBO to take advantage of you know the laws therefore you are served with lawsuit of not following the standards.
We answer allot of emails and calls about this daily I feel sorry for the home owner.
We do offer a seller where you can list your home for $795 open listing, therefore you are covered under our e & o insurance where you are protected it does go in MLS, you have more exposure than FSBO. This is a busy time of year for moves hate for you miss the selling season. The stat's show 97% of all FSBO go to realtors within 45 days to list.
FEW CONCERNS you may not be aware of beside the above statements:
a) Are you going to allow strangers in your home that are stalking your home to detemine if they can return and rob you? Buyers agent we qualify our buyers BEFORE showing properties therefore we know we have a real buyer than a person who is seeking other opportunities for your home
b) Do you know how to author the contract?
c) Option period... more
Yes, Frank, you are thinking correctly and NO you are not stuck.
I suggest you interview a few listing brokers to see what they think they can sell your home for with repairs and without repairs. (just don't choose the agent who promises something to good to be true)
Next, talk to your bank and find out how much you can get a loan for with how much down. Look at a couple of different loan options and then go get Good Faith Estimates (GFE's) from the competition. (again, don't choose the lender that promises the impossible)
A lot of people wish they were on your path, best of luck to you.
Susan Walker... more