There are many reasons why it is just not a good idea.
A real estate sales contract is a legally binding document, with a variety of different clauses and
terms and a multitude of items to make mistakes, forget, overlook etc. etc. There is a good reason
way all licensed Realtors have to have and pay for an Errors and Omission insurance.....
But besides the legal side of it...... the emotional side is what is usually not a good influence on the
tempers during negotiations, when the home owner is protecting and fighting for the highest possible sale price for his beloved "castle" and often "longtime home", forgetting that during the
negotiations of a sale contract price and terms, his home has become an asset..... and the
emotions on the side of the buyer also do not help, because often in order to get a better price or
terms or whatever is on their mind, they will point out all the bad and the ugly and the short comings
of the home (although they still want to buy it, they just want to pay the least for it) and that in turn will
anger the proud home owner.
Work with Realtors, they are experienced professional negotiators, and they take the personal out of the negotiations... Believe me having been a REaltor on both ends on behalf of Buyers or Sellers
I know, and I also am fully aware that we as Realtors earn every penny during negotiations, before and after.
Good luck to you.
Hope this helps...
Most Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life and your Chicago and Northern Illinois
and RElocation Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
at @Properties North Shore
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