Hi Carlota 01,
Well, I certainly give you credit for trying to market your home yourselves, but frankly, FSBO's are tough even in a healthy real estate market. In the current climate it is next to impossible. Supply of homes is off the charts in most areas and the pool of qualified buyers is pretty shallow. Add to that, the buyers that are out there are looking for a screaming deal. You need someone to get your home the most exposure possible,
assist you in positioning it properly in the market place, and then help you negotiate when an offer does come in.
One thing I might suggest is take a few afternoons and go visit some open houses in your area. Observe the
agent who is holding the open house. Engage them in a dialogue and ask their opinions about the local market. Can they communicate with you about specific stats and trends? Do they engage effectively with other visitors? Do they offer related selling materials, such as lists of lenders, current interest rates, home inspectors, stagers, brochures from their other listings? Afterwards, consider which Realtors you felt were
the most effective, which ones had the most knowledge and who did you feel you could work with comfortably, because selling your home will be a collaborative effort by the both of you.
Finally, invite your top 2 or 3 choices to your home and let them give you an evaluation of their opinion of
how to successfully get your home sold.